Divergent thinking

Guilford’s Alternative Uses Task

Wallas and Kogan  

Torrance Test of Creative Thinking


Convergent thinking

Insight Problems

Remotes Associations Task


Artistic assessments

Barron-Welsh Art Scale


Self assessment

Khatena-Torrance Creative Perception Inventory

How Do You Think

Things Done on Your Own

The Creativity Behavior Inventory


Creative Attitude Survey

Statement of Past Activities


Gough Personality Scale


Other Assessment

Creativity Assessment Packet

Preschool and Kindergarten Interests Descriptors

Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students


Creativity Test: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (1962)
(For more information, contact Gayle Dow, Indiana University)

The Figural TTCT: Thinking Creatively with Pictures is appropriate at all levels, kindergarten through adult. It uses three picture-based exercises to assess five mental characteristics:
· fluency   · resistance to premature closure
· elaboration   · abstractness of titles
· originality

Streamlined scoring provides standardized scores for the mental characteristics listed above as well as for the following creative strengths:
· emotional expressiveness  · internal visualization
· storytelling articulateness  · extending or breaking boundaries
· movement or action  · humor
· expressiveness of titles  · richness of imagery
· synthesis of incomplete figures  · colorfulness of imagery
· synthesis of lines or circles  · fantasy
· unusal visualization

Appropriate for first graders through adults, the Verbal TTCT: Thinking Creatively with Words uses six word-based exercises to assess three mental characteristics:
· fluency   · flexibility   · originality

These exercises provide opportunities to ask questions, to improve products, and to "just suppose."


Example, Figural TTCT



What might this be?






   a smooshed spider
   a star
   a set of mini blinds caught in a tornado


To score the TTCT you will need "Manual for Scoring and Interpreting Results", obtainable from the Torrance Center,  or from Scholastic Testing Service.  The manual includes national norms, standard scores, and national percentiles for each age level.


To administer the Torrance you should have experience administrating tests (e.g., you are a teacher, counselor, school staff, or work for an accredited school, college, or governmental agency, or are conducting research as a graduate student working under a supervising faculty member)

To order http://www.ststesting.com/2005giftttct.html

The Torrance Center offers training workshops

Also see similar tests:

Guilford’s Alternative Uses Task (1967)

Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) (1974)


Back to Creativity Test: Overview page.
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For more information about this course, e-mail:cjbonk@indiana.edu, E-Learning Professor Curtis J. Bonk,
Department of Educational Psychology, School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington.

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