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Creativity Identification Process

Last Updated: 4/22/2020 9:47 PM


Creative/Divergent Thinking



Definition (as defined in 704 KAR 3:285 – Gifted & Talented Services):

Possessing either demonstrated or potential ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in creative thinking and divergent approaches to conventional tasks as evidenced by innovative or creative reasoning, advanced insight and imagination, and solving problems in unique ways.


Screening Tool: Creativity Jot Down

Classroom teachers will complete the Creative Thinking Jot Down tool for students they feel are adept in this area.  The William's Creativity Assessment Packet may also be used as a screening tool.



Students listed in 14 out of the 16 boxes on the Jot Down are considered for identification in the area of Creativity/Divergent Thinking. At least two other pieces of evidence must be considered by the identification committee before a student receives services.

Other Evidence May Include:

  • Teacher Nomination Checklist
  • Parent Checklist
  • The Williams Scale (Parent &Teacher Rating Scale)
  • Peer Identification Sheet
  • Student Work Samples
  • Creative Writing Samples/Awards/Published Works
  • Observations Targeting Creative Behavior/ Problem Solving