MOTES - Measurement of Original Thinking in Elementary Students
THINK. IMAGINE. SURPRISE.
What is the MOTES?
In this project, we aim to develop a rapidly scorable, freely accessible, reliable
and valid measure of original thinking for elementary school students which we call
MOTES. We intend MOTES to be a widely applied as a universal screening tool for gifted
and talented programs in U.S. schools. The MOTES is comprised of three divergent thinking
tasks that will be scored using text-mining methodology, meaning that no human reader
will be required to score the test. Throughout the course of this project, we will
psychometrically evaluate the reliability, validity, and fairness of MOTES scores
across demographic groups.