ERIC Number: EJ725216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-22
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A Report on the 40-Year Follow-Up of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking: Alive and Well in the New Millennium
Cramond, Bonnie; Matthews-Morgan, Juanita; Bandalos, Deborah; Zuo, Li
Gifted Child Quarterly, v49 n4 p283 Fall 2005
This article updates information about the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) by reporting on predictive validity data from the most recent data collection point in Torrance's longitudinal studies. First, we outline the background of the tests and changes in scoring over the years. Then, we detail the results of the analyses of the 40-year follow-up on the TTCT resulting in a structural equation model, which demonstrates the validity of the TTCT for predicting creative achievement 40 years after its administration. Finally, we provide a rationale for the relevance of the test in schools today.
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Longitudinal Studies, Creative Thinking, Tests, Creativity, Structural Equation Models, Scoring
National Association for Gifted Children, 1707 L Street, NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036. Web site: http://www.nagc.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking