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How is the Torrance Test Scored?

The Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) involves simple tests of creativity, divergent thinking, and other problem-solving skills. There are five separate measures to assess figural assessments of creativity:

  • Fluency – The total number of interpretable, meaningful, and relevant ideas generated in response to the stimulus.
  • Originality – The statistical rarity of the responses.
  • Abstractness of Titles – Ability to synthesize and organize processes of thinking to see the picture more deeply and richly.
  • Elaboration – The amount of detail in the responses.
  • Resistance to Premature Closure – The ability to keep thoughts open and delay the closure of ideas to make the most original ideas possible.

The scorer looks for evidence of creative strengths, thirteen in all. Ratings of (+) (for 1 or 2 occurrences) or (++) (typically for 3 or more occurrences).

The 13 criterion-referenced measures include:

  • emotional expressiveness
  • story-telling articulateness
  • movement or actions
  • expressiveness of titles
  • syntheses of incomplete figures
  • synthesis of lines (form A) of circles (form B)
  • unusual visualization
  • internal visualization
  • extending or breaking boundaries
  • humor
  • richness of imagery
  • colorfulness of imagery
  • fantasy

For the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) an overall assessment score will be provided in two different ways: The Average Standard Score and Creativity Index.

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The test is great. I wonder if the raw score is o, what score am I supposed to transfer to standard score? On the manual, all the raw scores start from 1 point. Thanks!

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