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At Insight Assessment we are committed to providing the best validated thinking test instruments, the most accessible interfaces, the most relevant and actionable metrics so that our customers can achieve their assessment goals.

Insight Assessment was founded by people who believe that success in any endeavor demands good thinking. In business, government, and education, this means that people at every level of an organization must learn to reason fair-mindedly with skillful consideration of consequences, and be able to solve problems and propose changes that will move the organization forward.<...

Strong thinking skills are in demand across the globe. If you want to prioritize the improvement of decision skills, Insight Assessment provides the high quality assessments, service and expertise required to measure thinking skills and mindset attributes.

The California Critical Thinking Skills Test Family is a set of critical thinking skills tests based on the Delphi Expert Consensus Definition of Critical Thinking.  Research has shown that these instruments predict strength in critical thinking in authentic problem situations and success on professional licensure examin...

Insight Assessment was established as The California Academic Press in 1986 by Dr. Peter A. Facione, a leading figure in the quest to demonstrate empirically that a consensus understanding of critical thinking could be attained and that the core cognitive skills and centrally important dispositional habits of mind of critical thinking could be learned, taught, and assessed.<...

The senior research associates of Insight Assessment have engaged in the empirical and conceptual analysis of reasoning for decades. They work at the level of theory and application. They have demonstrated through their work that critical thinking can be defined, learned, taught, and accurately measured. The essay, Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts, written for the general public, shares their latest findings. It shows how critical thinking skills and habits of mind relate to life, learning, and working.<...

Test Taker Instructions for Completing Online and Mobile App Assignments

Allow yourself plenty of time to complete the assessment in an environment free of distraction.

Our intelligent app determines the technology you are using and offers appropriate launch instructions in that specific system.

The testing period is timed. The timer does not start until you actually bring the first test question up on the screen.  As you progress through the assessment, the time remaining is visible on the timer.

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It is natural to wonder how to prepare to take one of our tests.  We provide testing instruments to academic institutions for admissions purposes and learning outcomes assessment purposes. And we provide other testing instruments to businesses for employee selection and training purposes. 

Insight Assessment educational and employment test instruments are designed to measure a person...

Analyze and aggregate your data

Accurate data and high quality graphics power effective reports. With Insight Assessment’s online report tool, our online clients can receive aggregated reports for multiple assignment groups, filter the results by demographic factors, and generate statistical tables and bar charts that display the assessment scores for the groups  tested. <...

Insight Assessment currently provides optional full service for many clients, but we have a great dashboard for those choosing to do their own administration.

Client test administrator functions include defining assignments of tests to be taken, creating test-taker logins, ordering reports of group and individual test scores, determining needed demographic data, adding custom demographic questions and managing the client’s own account security settings. Insight Assessment will provide support to do needed administration.<...

We strive to bring our customers the highest quality and value to assist them in accomplishing their assessment goals. We appreciate it when they offer their feedback.  What our clients say about our services<...

Client & End-User Responsibilities

Use, administration, scoring, and interpretation of the assessment tools published by the California Academic Press is the sole responsibility of the purchaser and user.  Insight Assessment strongly recommends that persons using the CCTST or other testing tools should observe ethical, academic, and professional standards in the use, administration, scoring, and interpretation of those instruments.<...

Insight Assessment policies and procedures to protect confidentiality, data integrity, test instruments, copyrights, clients and test takers.

Insight Assessment has been and remains committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or preference, national origin, handicap or disability, or US military veteran status, consistent with business necessity and the safe performance of the job. In keeping with this policy, Insight Assessment seeks to recruit, hire, train and promote into available jobs the most qualified persons and to administer personnel matters such as compensation, benefits, transfer, training, layoffs, terminations and Insight Assessment-sponsored educational, social and recreational programs in accordance with this policy. All employees are expected to conduct themselves in the workplace in a manner that is consistent with this policy.<...

We at Insight Assessment extend our thanks to the many scholars, professors, colleagues, and graduate students who have, over the years, collaborated with us to supply authorized translations. This work is rigorous and often their work has required travel to the United States to meet face to face with our authors as well as extensive pilot testing of the preliminary translations. We greatly appreciate their commitment to excellence and p...

If your project requires an authorized translation which we currently do not have listed, please call (650) 697-5628 or use the Contact Us Form below. All scoring of all tests is done by Insight Assessment. Test and scale structures and item responses are never released.<...

How to Submit Work for Publication

Insight Assessment welcomes submissions of tests, inventories, books, rubrics, or other works for publication. Authors who own the legal rights to materials, or who have copyright clearances, are invited to submit proposals and materials for publication. <...

The California Academic Press was founded in 1986 and registered a Limited Liability Company in the State of California in 2000. The California Academic Press LLC does business as "Insight Assessment".  The only official website for Insight Assessment / The California Academic Press LLC is http://www.insightassessment.com.<...

Measured Reasons

Measured Reasons is the research and development arm of Insight Assessment. Measured Reasons focuses on Assessing reasoning, thinking strategically, and educating for critical thinking. The INSIGHT business and professional assessments, the California Critical Thinking family of academic tests and survey instruments, and an array of mobile device based personal assessments are the products of more than forty years of research and experience in the measurement of human reasoning skills and mindset attributes. Contact information is available on their website, www.measuredreasons.com.

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