Language ability in creativity assessment

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Abstract

Creativity tests including the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT), the Alternative Use Test (ALT) and the Remote Associates Test (RAT) require written communication. This paper examines the relationship between language and creative abilities with English as Second Language (ESL) and Native Speakers of English (NSE). The TTCT, ALT and RAT were used as measures of creative ability of 194 students. A self-rating of English ability was used as a measurement of language mastery. English ability of ESL students was significantly positively correlated with the more verbal test scores (ALT, P=0.029; RAT, P=0.006). In the TTCT, there was no strong correlation between self-rating of English ability and creativity scores. However, ESL students in general had statistically significant lower TTCT scores than NSE students (F=0.055, P=0.002).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2016
PublisherThe Design Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781904670827
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event4th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2016 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Nov 2 2016Nov 4 2016

Publication series

Name4th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2016

Other

Other4th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period11/2/1611/4/16

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Creativity
  • ESL
  • Language

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