What are Critical Thinking Skills?

Critical thinking skills for purposeful reflective judgment

Core critical thinking skills include analysis, interpretation, inference, evaluation, explanation, and self-reflection.  These skills are central to problem solving and decision making in an extremely wide variety of contexts and at all educational and professional levels.  For more about these critical thinking skills and the benefits of developing them download your personal copy of Dr. Peter Facione’s widely cited essay, “Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts.”

For additional information: the 1990 APA Delphi Report  describes the international expert consensus definition of critical thinking, including its core cognitive skills.

Each of Insight Assessment’s test instruments are calibrated to measure critical thinking skills as they are applied at specific educational levels or professions.  Contact us to discuss which assessment will provide the metrics you need.

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