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Training for critical thinking has become an increasing focus in agricultural and natural resources education. Deans of Schools of Agriculture and of Natural Resources use Insight Assessment critical thinking measurement tools so that faculty can quickly and easily document the critical thinking of prospective or current undergraduate and graduate students. The data gathered with these tools are valuable for admissions purposes, educational research, accreditation, learning outcomes assessment and program evaluation.

Educational strength and excellence starts with enrolling the best students and educating them to become the best professionals, technicians, researchers, policy specialists, graduates and job candidates possible. Admissions programs depend on Insight Assessment test instruments to identify applicants who have the strongest critical thinking skills and the desire to apply those skills. These candidates have outstanding potential to learn and to achieve to the maximum their talent permits.

  • The California Critical Thinking Skills Test(CCTST) is being used worldwide to provide valid, objective and reliable measures of the core reasoning and critical thinking skill of undergraduate and graduate students. The CCTST has been proven to predict strength in critical thinking in authentic problem situations.
  • The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) measures test takers’ motivation to apply critical thinking skills in decision making and problem solving. The CCTDI is calibrated for use with the general adult population including workers and working professionals at all levels, and for students in grades 10 and above.
  • The Test of Everyday Reasoning (TER): Widely used in 2 year colleges, the TER is designed to measure the critical thinking skills of test takers in secondary schools, the first two years of post secondary education or of adults of all ages in the general public.
  • The Quant Q: Strong quantitative reasoning skills are required for success in scientific, mathematic and engineering fields; the Quant Q is specifically designed to measure quantitative reasoning integrated with critical thinking.

Insight Assessment  tests of critical thinking skills rely on case-based scenarios to provide objective, valid and reliable measures of these essential problem solving and decision making skills. Insight Assessment testing tools are cost-effective and can be normed to comparable undergraduate or graduate programs.  Assessment solutions are available through on-line testing or paper-and-pencil testing.  Contact us to discuss your testing needs or to learn more about our products.

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