recommended as a check on identification and selection procedures for gifted/talented programs by Feldhusen, Asher, and Hoover (1984) and was used in this way. Because each participant attended three different classes each summer, each was rated by three different teachers; each teacher established his or her own criteria of successful performance class on the basis of attainment of the objectives established for each class.
Clark's Drawing Abilities Test consists of four items or tasks that have all been adapted or modified from similar tasks used in previous research by various persons. Study of previous inquiry revealed that certain drawing assignments seemed to reveal more (or were analyzed more thoroughly) than others. By careful assessment of such evidence, the four tasks used in Clark's Drawing Abilities Test were selected and tested. Many authors, on the basis of their research, have reported that children prefer to draw human figures and houses as their first and second choices and these images are featured in Clark's Drawing Abilities Test; the items currently in use and their historical sources are:
Item 1. In the rectangle below, draw a picture of an interesting house as if you were looking at it from across the street. Make the best drawing you can. Use a #2 pencil and allow yourself no more than 15 minutes. Sources: Thorndike (1913), Kline & Carey (1922), Lewerenz (1927, and Lark-Horovitz (1942).
Item 2. In the rectangle below, draw a person who is running very fast. Make the best drawing you can. Use a #2 pencil and allow yourself no more than 15 minutes. Sources: Kline & Carey (1922), Lewerenz (1927), Lark-Horovitz (1942), and NAEP (1977).
Item 3. In the rectangle below, make a drawing of you and your friends playing in a schoolyard. Make the best drawing you can. Use a #2 pencil and