College Level Critical Thinking Package

CCTST Family of Tests measures critical thinking skills California Critical Thinking Skills Disposition Inventory
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College Level Critical Thinking Package


The College Level Critical Thinking Assessment Package is calibrated for college level students in all fields and all disciplines. It features two assessments that have been used throughout the world for over 30 years to objectively measure the critical thinking skills and habits of mind that predict academic and professional success.

Critical thinking is a process which requires strong skills. But, like anything that requires strong skills to achieve success, individuals or teams must have the motivation to apply their skills to reach their goal.

A comprehensive assessment of a person’s critical thinking abilities requires assessing skills and mindset attributes (dispositions).

Skills Assessed

Strong thinkers use these K-8 Critical Thinking Skills = to analyzeThe California Critical Thinking Test (CCTST) objectively measures the core cognitive skills which are needed to form reflective, purposeful judgments about what to believe or what to do:

  • Overall Reasoning Skills Analysis
  • Interpretation
  • Evaluation
  • Explanation
  • Inference
  • Deduction
  • Induction

Mindset Attributes Assessed

The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) measures seven attributes that influence an individual’s capacity to learn and to effectively apply critical thinking skills:

  • Truthseeking
  • Open-mindedness
  • Analyticity
  • Systematicity
  • Confidence in Reasoning
  • Inquisitiveness
  • Maturity of Judgment

Data Reported

Images from Insight Assessment Group ReportsData about relative strength and weakness in critical thinking is highly relevant for admissions, accreditation, student support and retention programs.

Our Assessment Report package provides the tables and graphics needed to compare your students’ achievement with national norms and to identify individual and group strengths and weaknesses. Online testing includes an individual printable test taker report which documents the scores of each individual with a short interpretative text.

Numerical and categorical interpretation of strength are reported. A norm-referenced percentile ranking is provided for skills assessments. User Manuals provide comprehensive information how to optimally interpret Insight Assessment results reports.

Validity and Reliability

These assessments are built on the growing science of the measurement of human decision-making.  Each instrument has been psychometrically evaluated in collaboration with researchers, educators, trainers and working professionals, to assure cultural and language competence in the intended test taker group.

Test Administration

Insight Assessment offers the industry’s most complete and cost-effective array of testing options. Secure, encrypted online testing is available 24x7x365 with our multilingual delivery options. Our browser or app based online system provides the option of taking our assessments on virtually any device.

The test-taker’s online interface is easy to use, data encrypted and flexible. Tests can be assigned to be taken within any window of time which meets the client’s needs. Each test is scored as soon as the test-taker submits responses to the items on the test.

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