Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (1962) (TTCT)
by E. Paul Torrance, Ed.D.
Similar to how an IQ test tracks intelligence, the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking measures your level of CQ: how well you think creatively. Although the Torrance Test is not a perfect measure of creativity, it has proven remarkably accurate in predicting creative accomplishments.
Thinking Creatively with Pictures
The “Thinking Creatively with Pictures” asssessment is appropriate at all levels, kindergarten through adult. It uses three picture-based exercises to assess five mental characteristics:
- Resistance to premature closure
- Abstractness of titles
Thinking Creatively with Words
(B) The “Thinking Creatively with Words” assessment is appropriate for 6 years old onwards, and uses six word-based exercises to assess three mental characteristics:
Parent As A Teacher Inventory (PAAT)
by Robert D. Strom (PHD), Arizona State University
The key objectives of the PAAT inventory are to identify favorable qualities of parents with 3- to 9-year-old children and detect behaviors for which further education appears warranted (Strom, 1995). The PAAT help identifies how parents perceive themselves, how they interact with their child, what they desire or expect of the child, what actions are taken in response to child behaviors, their understanding of how to facilitate child development and offers feedback about changes parents should consider making.
Extensive reliability and validity studies using a broad range of language, socioeconomic, and cultural samples have determined that the PAAT is a valid instrument for assessing fundamental aspects of parenting.
The subscales representing key child development and parenting concepts include the following:
- Teaching / Learning