The answer to the title question is that creativity should be assessed with multiple methods in order to recognize and nurture it. Testing may be most valuable with certain subgroups of children, especially those whose creativity is not yet actualized. Creativity testing is suggested in addition to product and performance evaluations in order to ensure that creative potential, as well as creative productivity, is assessed. The Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking are recommended as the best standardized measures to use because of the preponderance of evidence of their reliability and validity over time and in different cultures.
WHY SHOULD WE ASSESS ANY STUDENT'S CREATIVITY?
THEN, WHY SHOULD WE USE CREATIVITY TESTS RATHER THAN SIMPLY OBSERVE FOR STUDENTS WHO BEHAVE CREATIVELY AND PRODUCE CREATIVE WORK?
WHAT OF THE SUGGESTION THAT WE USE EXPERTS IN THE FIELD AS JUDGES OF CREATIVITY?
HOW CAN A TEST MEASURE CREATIVITY?
WHY SHOULD THE TORRANCE TESTS OF CREATIVE THINKING BE CHOSEN OVER OTHER CREATIVITY MEASURES?
HOW WERE THE TORRANCE TESTS OF CREATIVE THINKING DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED?
WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF THE VERVAL TESTS OF THE TORRANCE TESTS OF CREATIVE THINKING?
WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF THE FIGURAL TESTS OF THE TORRANCE TESTS OF CREATIVE THINKING?
HOW ARE THE TTCT SCORED AND INTERPRETED?
HOW WELL DO THE TORRANCE TESTS OF CREATIVE THINKING PREDICT CREATIVITY?
WHY SHOULD THE TORRANCE TESTS OF CREATIVE THINKING BE USED TO ASSESS CREATIVITY?