Welcome to H-IQ—

Improve student creativity and collect the data to prove it.

Free to the first ten schools to apply.

We’re seeking schools to use H-IQ in the classroom this fall—for free.



H-IQ is on-line
No more than 8 minutes per session
H-IQ jumpstarts student (and teacher) creativity

Let’s discuss how H-IQ will help your students. Send in the form below and join the schools actively growing student creativity.

“HIQ gives them [students] brainstorming freedom. It gets them to put down, think about and organize their ideas. HIQ gives students a chance to explore in a different way; it gives them the feeling they can be creative in a way the school doesn’t otherwise allow for.”

Amy Kumpel
High School Science Teacher, Concord Academy, Concord, MA


To learn more about how your school can participate in the free H-IQ Pilot Program, call us at 617-725-0220 or submit your contact information today.



Schools are expected to teach students to be creative. But, how do we know what works to develop creativity?

H-IQ helps answer this question and many more by giving schools the tools to track student progress in ideation and imagination—for less than the cost of standardized tests.

Students take multiple tests for other people’s purposes, H-IQ is for the student.

H-IQ helps a student find individual purpose. It is an assessment that connects her with her own thinking, her own dreams and her own imagination. In the process, H-IQ can guide schools to adjust curricula, teaching methods, or classroom activities to promote student creativity.


Is student creativity increasing or decreasing at your school. H-IQ establishes a benchmark to show the impact of teaching on student creativity. Subsequent sessions identify improvement or decline in student imagination and ideation.
In our society, we seem to value only what we can measure. H-IQ creates a reliable measurement of the vital skills of ideation and creativity. H-IQ challenges each student to develop his or her imagination, and teaches individual responsibility for innovation and creativity.
For less than the cost of standardized testing, H-IQ provides data to pinpoint your school’s progress. For example, do students lose their creativity as they progress through high school? H-IQ will measure the success or failure of curricula and programs that claim to enhance student creativity.


H-IQ is a learning tool. Students explore their own ideas and imaginations, free from external standards and expectations. There are no right or wrong answers, only their own responses that can engage, intrigue and inspire. Students gain insights into their own passions and dreams for the future. And, most importantly, students learn to use their imagination to develop their creative potential.


In the summer of 2015, Dr. Rex Jung, Department of Neurosurgery and Psychology, University of New Mexico, conducted research of the neurological correlates of the H-IQ using MRI scans of brain structure.

MRI measurements of the thickness of particular regions of the cerebral cortex, including the orbital frontal cortex and hippocampus, have established that H-IQ scores correlate with brain structures long associated with imagination and creativity. The Frontiers of Psychology, an open access peer-reviewed journal, published the test results and analysis of H-IQ on March 22, 2016: Summary statements from A New Measure of Imagination Ability: Anatomical Brain Imaging Correlates, Jung, Flores, Hunter

“The HIQ was found to be a reliable and valid measure of imagination in a cohort of normal human subjects, and was related to brain volumes previously identified as central to imagination including episodic memory retrieval (e.g., hippocampus).”
Reliable and valid measure of imagination/

“It is both compelling and gratifying that participants could be asked to engage in a complex task of imagination, over a period of weeks, and that their self-reported measures of satisfaction, implementation, learning, and overall experience in performing the task would be correlated with key brain regions identified as being critical to key aspects of imagination ability.”
Imagination correlated with key brain regions/

“The HIQ was found to be a psychometrically sound instrument, with a normal distribution of scores, good internal reliability, good test-retest reliability, and good concurrent validity with measures of creative achievement (particularly Scientific Creativity and Writing from the CAQ).”
Psychometrically sound instrument/

“Thus, the understanding of imagination, as a critical component of creative cognition, is the aim of this study. As part of this understanding, we endeavor to describe, for the first time, anatomical correlates of imagination ability in normal human participants.
Anatomical Correlates of Imagination/