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Take part in ongoing training opportunities for the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (Figural and Verbal) at the UGA College of Education.

The Torrance Center at the College of Education offers training on the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, Figural and Verbal. Efficient, effective, expert, up-to-date training by the Torrance Center assures all motivated learners will receive a certificate of scoring reliability from the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development.

Upcoming Dates

18 July 2018

Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) Training - Figural

The training for the Figural requires about two days of active training. All training requires that participant's follow-up by scoring practice protocols to reach scoring reliability.

20 July 2018

Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) Training - Verbal

The training for the Verbal requires previous training in the Figural and one day of active training. All training requires that participant's follow-up by scoring practice protocols to reach scoring reliability.

About the Training

The training for the Figural requires about two days of active training. The verbal can be taught in one day to individuals who have mastered the figural scoring. All training requires that participants follow-up by scoring practice protocols to reach scoring reliability. Trainings are held periodically at UGA, but on-site trainings can also be arranged.

Follow-up

  1. Participants will be given two weeks to score four tests independently and send the scores to the Torrance Center.
  2. Participants' scores will be checked by component. For the figural, that is fluency, originality, abstractness of titles, resistance to closure, elaboration, and the checklist. For the verbal, the components are fluency, flexibility, and originality.
  3. Individuals will receive feedback about which scores were accurate and which were not and need rescoring along with another set of four tests for those who must rescore some components. Trainees will only score the components that they missed on the first set.
  4. Steps 1-3 will be repeated as necessary to mastery (up to five trials), or arrangements will be made with the individual to receive additional training. We will work with any motivated individual to mastery.

Certificate

When individuals reach mastery, they will be issued a personalized certificate of proficiency by the Torrance Center of the University of Georgia.

Example Figural Agenda

Time Details
Day 1
8:30 a.m. Registration
9 – 11:30 a.m. Training
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
12:30 – 5 p.m. Training
5 p.m. till — Homework, dinner on your own
Day 2
9 – 11:30 a.m. Training
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
12:30 – 5 p.m. Training
Set 1 Four practice tests to try at home

Example Verbal Agenda

Time Details
Day 1
8:30 a.m. Registration
9 – 11:30 a.m. Training
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
12:30 – 5 p.m. Training
Set 1 Four practice tests to try at home

Registration Fees

  • Figural registration fee: $500
  • Verbal registration fee: $350

Registration fees includes all training and materials.

TTCT Training Sessions On-Site at Your Location

The Torrance Center will offer training at your locale for a reasonable price. Training locale and schedule as arranged by the local area in consultation with the Torrance Center.

The individual districts/organizations are responsible for handling all registrations and arrangements for space to hold the workshop. Trainer travel expenses will be reimbursed separately from training fees paid directly to the UGA Torrance Center.

Please email The Torrance Center or call 706-542-5104 to arrange training at your site.

Travel Information

Travel by Torrance Center representatives is calculated by the following:

  • 56¢ per mile within driving distance, or coach airfare if out of driving range
  • Hotel room actual cost at state rate at locale
  • Per diem for meals averages around $39.00/day, minus any meals that are provided with the training

(Prices reflect costs/rates as of November 2017 and may be subject to change.)

Figural Training On Site

Schedule: Two days, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Costs: $500 per person

Training costs include all materials (Figural TTCT Scoring Workbook, and the Figural Norms Technical Manual from Scholastic Testing Service), two days of training by our expert trainers, follow-up, personalized feedback on scoring reliability for up to five trials, and scorer certification.

Verbal Training On Site

Schedule: One day, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (If all participants have already been trained to score the TTCT-Figural)
Costs: $350 per person

Training costs include all training materials (Figural TTCT Scoring Workbook, Manual for Scoring and Interpreting Results and the Figural Norms Technical Manual from Scholastic Testing Service), one day of training by our expert trainers, follow-up, personalized feedback on scoring reliability for up to 5 trials, and scorer certification.

Scholastic Testing Service Price List for TTCT Materials

For the Figural:
- Streamlined Scoring Guide: $48
- Norms Technical Manual: $46

For the Verbal:
- Manual for Scoring & Interpreting Results: $46
- Norms Technical Manual: $46

(Prices reflect costs/rates as of November 2017 and are subject to change.)

Norms-Technical Manuals:
All TTCT scores on the Figural and Verbal assessments should be derived using the 2018 TTCT Norms-Technical Manual. Older versions will result in erroneous scores.

Purchase Additional Materials

You can buy books online at Scholastic Testing Service or by calling 1-800-642-6787.