Workforce Development, Vocational & Occupational Education Programs
Training for critical thinking has become an increasing focus in work force development and occupational education. Employers know that job candidates who can think well can quickly and correctly learn the demands of their particular job. The goal of every strong program is to train its students to become the best graduates and job candidates possible. Deans of Work Force Development, Vocational and Occupational Education programs are using Insight Assessment testing tools to identify those students with the strongest critical thinking skills and the desire to apply those skills. These candidates have outstanding potential to learn and to achieve to their maximum potential.
Faculty can quickly and of prospective or current undergraduate and graduate students. The data gathered with these tools are valuable for outcomes assessment, program evaluation, applicant advising, accreditation, and curricular research.
Insight Assessment offers a comprehensive selection of critical test instruments that are calibrated to measure critical thinking thinking skills and dispositions of specific test takers. These test instruments include:
- 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.
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. Our cost-effective testing tools can be normed to comparable undergraduate or graduate programs. Assessment solutions are available through on-line testing or paper-and-pencil testing. Contact us today to discuss your testing needs or to learn more about our products.