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ERIC Number: EJ1102566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-9041
The Aurora-"a" Battery as an Assessment of Triarchic Intellectual Abilities in Upper Primary Grades
Gubbels, Joyce; Segers, Eliane; Keuning, Jos; Verhoeven, Ludo
Gifted Child Quarterly, v60 n3 p226-238 Jul 2016
The theory of triarchic intelligence posits that, in addition to the widely acknowledged analytical reasoning abilities, creative and practical abilities should be included in the assessments of intellectual capacities and identification of gifted students. To find support for such an approach, the present study examined the psychometric properties of the Aurora-a Assessment Battery of triarchic abilities in the upper primary grades. To assess the dimensional structure of the Aurora-a Assessment Battery, we analyzed subtest scores of 499 elementary school children. Correlational and factor analyses showed a poor fit between Aurora-a subtest scores and the triarchic theory of intelligence, indicating deficiencies in either the triarchic theory or the design of the Aurora-a Battery. Researchers should sustain their current efforts to evaluate the validity of various theories of intelligence and to develop theory-based assessment instruments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale; Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
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