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PRE-Assessment Instructions

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Here's a sample brainstormed list for the use of a "paper clip"

-   Hold papers together

-   Cufflinks

-   Earrings

-   Imitation mini-trombone

-   Thing you use to push that emergency restart button on your DVD player

-   Keeping headphones from getting tangled up

-   Bookmark 

This test assesses the level of divergent thinking across four sub-categories

Conduct the assessment, score results, share feedback with students, then invite all students to discuss assessment results as a class. Do students identify trends and/or ideas in which they want to explore further?

A.  Fluency

How many different uses were identified?

Key: number of ideas

B.  Originality

How uncommon were the ideas?

Key: level of unusual ideas

C.  Flexibility

How many different categories were identified?

Key: number of contexts

D.  Elaboration

How many additional detail items were included?

Key: number of details

7

9

4

7

1.   Tally the number of uses identified and enter the total

2.   On a scale of 1-3 (3 being the highest), score the how typical or unusual each idea is and enter the total

3.   Tally the number categories (groupings or types) of responses and enter the total

4.   Tally the number of additional details offered in each idea and enter the total

Example Scores

7 = Total number of uses

 

Example Scores

0 = Holds papers together

1 = Cufflinks

2 = Earrings

3 = Imitation mini-trombone

1 = Thing you use to push that emergency restart button on your DVD player

2 = Keeping headphones from getting tangled up

0 = Bookmark 

Example Scores

1 = Holds papers together and bookmark

1 = Cufflinks and Earrings

1 = Imitation mini-trombone

1 = DVD player and headphones

 

Example Scores

1 = Hold papers together

0 = Cufflinks

0 = Earrings

1 = Imitation mini-trombone

3 = Thing you use to push that emergency restart button on your DVD player

2 = Keeping headphones from getting tangled up

0 = Bookmark 

TOTAL 27

 

 

 

Higher scores are indicators of increased creativity



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Your Full Name

How many uses can you think of for a spoon?

You have 2 minutes... Go!

 

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Doris Wells-Papanek,
Feb 5, 2014, 10:08 AM