Assessment for Creativity

science projectAssessment FOR creativity  is classroom assessment that is supportive of students’ developing creativity. This is different from efforts to assess creativity itself (assessment OF creativity). While assessment of creativity may be most often used for specialized programs or purposes, assessment for creativity should be part of the fabric of every day classroom life.

In designing assessment for creativity, we consider the factors that are most supportive of learning, creativity, and intrinsic motivation and work to bring them together in the ways we assess students. Assessment for creativity has at least three characteristics.

  • Assessment FOR creativity builds intrinsic motivation through a sense of increasing competence. This requires the wise use of diagnostic and formative assessments, as well as appropriate feedback.
  • Assessment FOR creativity provides opportunities to use content in new ways, through examining multiple perspectives, solving problems, and applying ideas in original situations.
  • Assessment FOR creativity builds intrinsic motivation through the use of choice and meaningful tasks.

If you’d like to read more, this series of posts gives a bit more detail on each characteristic. As you can see, the third characteristic was broken into two posts.

Assessment for Creativity: An Increasing Sense of Competence

Assessment for Creativity: Using Content in New Ways

Assessment for Creativity: Using Choice in Assessment 

Assessment for Creativity: Using Meaningful Tasks

23 thoughts on “Assessment for Creativity

  1. Pingback: Assessment for Creativity | Art Edutech

  2. This information is very helpful for me. Bcz am assistant professor ..and this info helps to doing assessment work of children


  3. The history of creativity assessment is as old as the concept itself. Researchers from various cultures and disciplines attempted to define the concept of creativity and offer a valid way to assess it. Creativity is generally defined as the ability to produce work that is novel and appropriate. Researchers in the field attempted to measure creativity from different perspectives and tried to answer the question like “What are the mental processes involved in creative thought?, Which personality traits are associated with creativity?, How can a product can be judged to be creative? and, What are the external forces that affect creativity?”. The answers of these questions constitute the most commonly used creativity assessment instruments. This chapter presents a brief overview on assessment of creativity through the eyes of the psychometric perspective and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of various instruments used in the field


  4. Greetings of the day…Very informative and insightful methodologies for student assessments. It focuses on the inert student talent by exploring their strengths through a creative dimension. We can address core student competencies by engaging them in real life scenarios and creating an atmosphere channelized for self learning. Thank you for this innovative stratergy..


  5. It is important to assess the creativeness of the students because they will encourage to show their skills if their works will be assessed.


  6. Very informative, thank you so much for organizing one of the wonderful Platform to learn many new things.
    Thank you.


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