Inside the torrance test

Since its inception, the Torrance test has remained exactly the same. However, the subscales used in scoring it have gone through several changes. The test consists of two parts: a verbal form and a figural form. In the verbal form, participants are asked to complete five activities—all of which involve looking at pictures—and then responding in writing.

For her research, Kyung-Hee Kim focused on the figural form of the test, which includes three activities:

•      Create a picture from a jellybean- or pear-shaped object printed on the page.

•      Use ten incomplete figures to make a new picture.

•      Make a picture or several pictures from three pages of lines or circles.