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Select the Right Test for College and University Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Insight Assessment offers critical thinking instruments designed specifically for undergraduate and graduate students. All are available for administration on-line or in paper & pencil. We offer the world's leading tools to measure core critical thinking skills and the dispositions to use those skills. These tools are widely used for a number of educational purposes such as student learning outcomes assessment, program evaluation, accreditation, admissions, advising, identifying students' educational needs and strengths, and predicting the students' future success in achieving professional licensure. Our assessments are being used in over 30 languages at higher education institutions across the world.

Whether the assessment is focused on the general education requirements or the evaluation of the learning outcomes of a particular program or major, the high quality research-based critical thinking measurement tools and scoring support services offered by Insight Assessment can be of benefit. To assess students' critical thinking one must gather data on both their skills and their motivation to use those skills to engage problems and make thoughtful judgments about what to believe and what to do. That is, one must assess both the "able" and the "willing" in the expression "Are our students willing and able to think critically?"

To assess both the skills and dispositions of undergraduate and graduate students, we recommend the following companion measures:

CCTST and the CCTDI

  • CCTST: The California Critical Thinking Skills Test has been called the "gold standard" of college level critical thinking tests. The CCTST has been used in the USA and in authorized translations worldwide with graduate student populations, executive level adult populations, and undergraduate students in all fields. It is a discipline-neutral measure of reasoning skills.
  • CCTDI: The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory is an internationally known instrument used to measure attributes associated with excellence in critical thinking. Strong critical thinking disposition is endorsed by many employers as a desirable trait in employees across working environments.

HSRT and the CCTDI

  • HSRT: The Health Science Reasoning Test is a test of critical thinking designed for health sciences and health care professional preparation programs. Items require no health science knowledge but are set in health related contexts. 4-yr undergraduate and graduate school norms are available. Scores on this instrument have been found to predict successful professional licensure and high clinical performance ratings.
  • CCTDI: The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory is the most widely used companion measure to both the HSRT and the CCTST.

BCTST and the BAI

  • BCTST: The Business Critical Thinking Skills Test is designed for MBA students, undergraduate business students and professionals. Items require no business knowledge but are set in familiar business related contexts.
  • BAI: The Business Attribute Inventory contains a battery of scales that assess critical thinking disposition as well as the mindsets and values desired in today's business professional. This tool, or the CCTDI, can be used as a companion to the BCTST to obtain a fuller profile of a student's critical thinking.

TER and the CCTDI

  • TER: The Test of Everyday Reasoning, used widely in USA 2-yr colleges, is a test calibrated to measure the critical thinking skills of community college students. Local test scores can be compared to national 2-yr college norms and to norms gathered from working professionals in entry level workplace positions. The TER is also used in 4-year colleges and universities in freshmen studies programs.
  • CCTDI: The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory is an internationally known instrument used to measure attributes associated with excellence in critical thinking.

TRAA, Sections 1 & 2

  • The Transfer and Re-Entry Adult Assessment (TRAA) is a two part nationally normed assessment instrument that targets the specific reasoning skills and personal mindset known to be predictive of success as a college level transfer or re-entry student.

LSRP, Parts 1 & 2

  • The Legal Studies Reasoning Profile is a two part tool designed for students in legal studies professional programs, law school, government and pre-law programs, and paralegal programs. It measures critical thinking skills as well as the dispositions and personal attributes associated with academic and professional success. Part 1 of the LSRP is a measure of habits of mind and personal attributes related to critical thinking, legal studies, and professional practice. Part 2 is a measure of core critical thinking skills.

Quant Q

  • The Quant-Q is a challenging test of skill in reasoning and in the proper application of basic mathematical concepts in order to solve the problems presented. It is a clever tool to assess integration of critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills.

CCT G835 and the CCTDI

  • The CCT G835 is used to measure the critical thinking skills of personnel who have been selected, or are being selected, for positions that require strategic decision making, and for working professionals, scientists and technologists with strong educational preparation.
  • CCTDI: The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory is an internationally known instrument used to measure attributes associated with excellence in critical thinking. Strong critical thinking disposition is endorsed by many employers as a desirable trait in employees across working environments.
 

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