California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI)

The CCTDI (P. A. Facione & N. C. Facione, 1992) was developed, validated, and used to assess students’ disposition toward critical thinking (CT). It consisted of 75 statements, divided into seven subscales: Truth-seeking, Open-mindedness, Analyticity, Systematicity, Self-confidence, Inquisitiveness, and Maturity. Responses were made on a 6-point Likert-type scale. The CCTDI reports a total score, which is the sum of its seven subscales, ranging from 70 to 420. A total score more than 280 indicates a positive overall disposition toward CT. The development and validation process is described in P. A. Facione and N. C. Facione (1992).

Content

Topics
Ways of Thinking
Skills
Critical Thinking
Subskills
Curiosity, Systemicity, Analyticity, Integrity, Confidence
Grades
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English,
French,
Spanish,
Chinese

Administration Information

Length
30 minutes
Price
Price quotes available (*can be purchased with CCTST)
Qualifications
For reasons of test security and to protect the testing programs of our institutional and industry clients, we restrict purchase of certain of our testing products to qualified professionals and researchers as indicated on our website.
Administration
Individual,
Paper,
Computer
Professional
Professional

Access and Use

Contact

California Academic Press
Insight Assessment
650-697-5628
1735 N 1st Street, Suite 306
San Jose, CA 95112-4511 USA

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Ordem, E. (2016). Developing Critical-Thinking Dispositions in a Listening/Speaking Class. English Language Teaching, 10(1), 50. doi: 10.5539/elt.v10n1p50. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1124235.pdf

Ünlü, Z. K., & Dökme, I. (2017). Science Teacher Candidates’ Epistemological Beliefs and Critical Thinking Disposition. Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 17(72), 203–220. doi: 10.14689/ejer.2017.72.11. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1232429.pdf

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring,
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Open Access
No
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes