Creativity Assessment Packet (Test of Divergent Thinking) (CAP)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure The Creativity Assessment Packet (CAP) is a bundle of three assessments (Test of Divergent Thinking, Test of Divergent Feeling, and The Williams Scale) designed to measure cognitive competencies.
Main constructs measured Cognitive competencies
Applicable grade levels

Ages 6-18

Publication year for the most recent version 1980
Year originally developed 1980
Related measures
Measure Administration
Respondent Student
Method of administration Paper/Pencil
Number of items 12
Item format

Drawing tasks

Administration time

20-25 minutes

Available languages English
Fee for use Fee charged by developer
Credentials required for administration None
Scoring
Overall score reporting A total creativity score is reported.
Subscore reporting

Subscale scores are reported:

  • Originality
  • Fluency
  • Flexibility
  • Elaboration
Scoring procedures

The assessment is self-scored using the manual from the developer.

Interpretive information

Norm-referenced percentile scores are available.

Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected

Students in Grades 1-12 (Williams, 1980)

Reliability evidence

The test-retest reliability with an interval of 10 months was in the 0.60s (Williams, 1980).

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
No information available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on response processes
No information available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure
No information available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on relations with other variables
Students' test performance correlated with parent and teacher ratings of creativity at 0.59 and 0.67, respectively (Williams, 1980).
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure proedinc.com
References

Cropley, A. J. "Defining and measuring creativity: Are creativity tests worth using?" Roeper Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2000, pp. 72–79.

Williams, Frank Edwin, Creativity Assessment Packet: (CAP), DOK Publishers, 1980.

Notes

Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.