Health Science Two-Year Program Package

Health Science Reasoning Test - Associate Degree (HSRT-AD) California Critical Thinking Skills Disposition Inventory
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Health Science Two-Year Program Package


The Health Science Two-Year Program Package assesses the thinking skills and mindset attributes that are needed to develop skills needed for clinical success. It features two respected assessments. The HSRT-AD (Health Sciences Reasoning Test-Associate Degree) is the form of the HSRT designed and calibrated specifically for use by certificate and two-year programs in the health sciences.  The CCTDI (California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory) is calibrated to measure the disposition to engage problems and make decisions using critical thinking.

Students who demonstrate that they are both willing and able to think critically have the best chance for success academically and professionally.

Many health science programs choose the Health Science Two-Year Program Package because, together, the two tools provide the most comprehensive measurement of the critical thinking skills and habits of mind characteristic of promising applicants.  For example, because of their importance for indicating the candidate’s potential for learning and professional success, the scores for OVERALL reasoning skills on the HSRT AD and for the Cognitive Maturity on the CCTDI become data points that programs can use in their process for evaluating applicants.

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

Skills Assessed

The HSRT-AD reports scores for OVERALL Reasoning as well scores on seven key components of critical thinking:

  • OVERALL Score
  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Inference
  • Deduction
  • Induction
  • Numeracy

Data Reported

Two-year Health Science programs use critical thinking admission data for retention and student success initiatives; to prescreen applicants; and to identify and support at risk students.

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 to document 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.  Scores for the HSRT-AD will vary according to the applicant’s or the student’s critical thinking ability and can be compared with the population of students in two year health science programs

User Manuals provide comprehensive information how to optimally interpret Insight Assessment results reports.

Validity and Reliability

The instruments in the Health Science Two-Year Program Package are built based on a growing science of the measurement of human decision-making. These assessments have 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 online test taker 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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Insight Assessment Health Science tools are widely used in nursing, dental hygiene, medical sonography, medical assistance, pharmacy tech, home health, exercise training, and other health related two year and certificate programs.

Call us today to discuss how your health science program would benefit from our health science tools.


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