Student success is not guaranteed once letters of acceptance go out.
Admissions officers have a tough job. Each year they are responsible for identifying the best possible class of incoming students. They need to admit the students who are most likely to succeed in their coursework and to make a successful transition to student life. Wading through a confusing web of test scores, GPAs, recommendations, interviews, essays, etc. to identify promising candidates is an ongoing challenge.
Critical thinking skills are essential for student success
The ability to identify applicants who have the strongest critical thinking skills and the desire to apply those skills should be an essential component of individual admission decisions, placement and advising.
There is probably no more important predictor of college level success than strength of critical thinking skills. Strong reasoning skills and positive thinking habits of mind are vital to academic success in every discipline and major field of study. That’s why colleges and universities depend on Insight Assessment test instruments for selective admissions, transfer placement and more. Our validated, easy to use critical thinking skills and thinking mindset assessments are essential academic tools worldwide.
Each Insight Assessment tool can be used to gather comprehensive objective data for multiple initiatives:
- Admissions: use our assessment tools to identify the applicants who have the strongest critical thinking skills and/or mindset attributes.
- Transfer students: verify transfer students and adult learner meet your thinking standards and have the skills to succeed in your coursework.
- Multilingual students: use the translations of our test instruments and our multilingual test taker interface to minimize concerns about English as a second language performance.
- Placement: use the objective data in our individual reports about the specific strengths and weaknesses of the new student’s thinking and learning orientation to guide course selection and placement
- Student Success: target student support and retention programs based on identified areas of weakness
- Document Learning Outcomes: Use entry and exit level group reports to document achievement of learning goals
- Accreditation: compare individual and group percentile scores to a national sample of test-takers
Contact us to find out how Insight Assessment tools can provide data for all your thinking assessment needs from admissions through graduation. Make sure your incoming class includes students ready to learn and succeed.
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