Creativity is a part of life. In fact, it is a part of what it means to be human. It is good for us–good for our health, for our learning, for our problem solving. It is easy to see the creativity of famous people (Mozart, Einstein, Steve Jobs), but the creativity of young children and the creativity of everyday life is even more important to understand and support. To support it, it is sometimes necessary to measure and assess it.

That is not to say that any test of creativity is perfect. Indeed, no test is perfect. All assessments are best viewed as estimates. Tests sample behavior and are not indicative of what always occurs. This is especially true of creativity tests. Sometimes creativity is personal or subjective. It is not always expressed in a manner that can be measured. Yet some expressions of creativity can be estimated. And this can be very useful information to have, for educators, parents, counselors, businesses interested in innovation, or anyone hoping that the human capacity for self-expression, originality, and creativity should be supported.

The rCAB represents over 35 years of creativity research. (It is pronounced “CAB,” the “r” being silent.) It is not a perfect test but does give reliable estimates. It is comprehensive and covers virtually all domains and varieties of expression. It is user friendly: examiners (be they educators, managers, whomever) can pick and choose from the rCAB and administer only those tests that are aligned with the specific objectives for the assessment.

The corporation behind the rCAB has expert personnel available and will work with any examiner to help choose the right tests. Scoring can be done by CTS, or by an examiner, after a bit of training.

The “products” page of this website gives a list of available tests. There is also a description of each test. A test manual is available; it gives detailed rationales and psychometric support for each subtest within the rCAB.
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