Critical Thinking in K-12 Schools and Districts
Critical thinking is the key to educational success. This is not news to educators or parents. But did you know that students' scores in critical thinking and problem solving are strongly related to end of year standardized test scores? Students possessing strength in critical thinking are better equipped to solve problems, to understand and to integrate content material, and to achieve in school. And that achievement prepares them for tomorrow.
How confident are you that your students are developing the thinking they will need to be successful academically and in their future lives? Your confidence depends on the quality of the evidence. And that depends on the quality of the measurement tool. For more than two decades Insight Assessment has provided the Gold Standard of critical thinking tests. Our well-researched tests are used at thousands universities throughout the United States and in authorized translations around the world. And now a powerful set has been designed specifically for K-12 use.
Insight Assessment has a full range of proven critical thinking test instruments which have been designed specifically to measure the core critical thinking skills and dispositions of K-12 students. Engaging problems and making decisions using critical thinking involves both skills and habits of mind. The comprehensive reports for Insight Assessment’s skills assessments include individual and group results on an array of reasoning skill scales including quantitative reasoning. Our thinking attributes assessments provide high quality objective metrics on student strengths and weaknesses in mental disciplines including learning orientation, mental focus and creative problem solving.
Schools and academies of all kinds -- independent, charter, public, private -- can now gather solid evidence on this key learning outcome. Parents can objectively assess their child's critical thinking. Insight Assessment tests are being used today internationally at American and European schools, in Arabic translations in the Middle East, and in unified school districts.
Are our children Willing and Able to think?