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Critical Thinking Data: Not Just for Admissions

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 …

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Predicting Success in Health Science Professional Programs

Predicting student success via critical thinking assessment For several decades, health science educators have been working to train critical thinking in their students and clinicians. …

Virtual CRITICAL THINKING Learning for Higher Education

Higher Education Strategy to Improve Student Engagement

It’s time for a new look at student engagement. The challenge: Recruiting your fall 2021 class has not been easy. The bigger challenge will be …

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Looking at 15 Years of College Data

Evidence of gains in overall critical thinking skills Our cross-sectional data from the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST), although uncontrolled by the many changes …

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What We are Learning about K-12 Students’ Critical Thinking Mindset

The Importance of having a critical thinking mindset More than training skills only, education for critical thinking demands nurturing a critical thinking mindset in children …

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What We Are Learning About K-12 Students’ Critical Thinking

Education to Prepare for the Future The promise of the American K-12 educational system is to develop strong numerically and scientifically literate critical thinkers who …

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College Students Need Critical Thinking

The importance of critical thinking for student success “Students must navigate a wide range of issues to achieve success.”  Research about college students often focuses …

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Data for student success at two year-colleges

Critical thinking assessment data benefits the institution and its graduates The success of students in their classes and in the workplace depends on the strength …

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Community colleges measure what matters: good thinking

Many two year academic institutions choose to measure what really matters: good thinking. Community and technical colleges, certificate programs and other associate degree programs realize …

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Making Assessment Matter to Students

Assessment of thinking skills is an essential component of documenting student learning.  Many colleges and universities prioritize critical thinking student learning outcomes because they recognize …

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