Assessment Tools

Assessments for Gifted Students


Intelligence (Verbal& Non-Verbal)


Gifted Scales


    • Profile of Creative Abilities (PCA) The PCA is a measure of creative ability. (Ages 5.0 - 14.11 years)
    • Thinking Creatively in Action and Movement (TCAM) The TCAM assesses the creativity of young children or others with limited verbal and drawing skills. (Ages 3 - 6 years)
    • Thinking Creatively with Sounds and Words (TCSW) The TCSW is a battery of two tests: Sounds and Images (SI) and Onomatopoeia and Images (OI).
      • Level I (grades 3-12)
      • Level II (adults)
    • Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) These instruments have been used for identification of the creatively gifted and as a part of gifted matrices in states and districts in the USA, especially in multicultural settings, and for special populations around the world.
      • The Figural TTCT: Thinking Creatively with Pictures is appropriate at all levels, kindergarten through adult.
      • The Verbal TTCT: Thinking Creatively with Words is appropriate at all levels, first-grade through adult.
        • (Competency Certificates for Drs. Reffel and Adams)
    • Abbreviated Torrance Test for Adults (ATTA) is a shortened version of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT). The ATTA provides substantial insight into the creativity of adults by quantifying figural and verbal creative strengths.


Critical Thinking