ERIC Number: EJ1023525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Expanding Talent Search Procedures by Including Measures of Spatial Ability: CTY's Spatial Test Battery
Stumpf, Heinrich; Mills, Carol J.; Brody, Linda E.; Baxley, Philip G.
Roeper Review, v35 n4 p254-264 2013
The importance of spatial ability for success in a variety of domains, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), is widely acknowledged. Yet, students with high spatial ability are rarely identified, as Talent Searches for academically talented students focus on identifying high mathematical and verbal abilities. Consequently, students with high spatial abilities who do not also have high math or verbal abilities may not qualify. In an effort to identify students with spatial talent, the Center for Talented Youth developed a Spatial Test Battery to supplement its mathematical and verbal Talent Searches. This article traces the development of the battery; describes its components, important psychometric properties, and continuing development; and encourages its use by researchers and educators interested in developing spatial talent.
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Talent Identification, Academically Gifted, Screening Tests, Test Construction, Computer Assisted Testing, Psychometrics, Correlation, Predictive Validity, Gender Differences, Item Analysis, Visual Measures, STEM Education
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