California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST)

The CCTST (Facione, 1990; P. A. Facione & N. C. Facione, 1994) was developed, validated, and used for assessing students’ CT skills. It is a standardised, 34-item multiple choice test, non discipline-specific that targets core critical thinking skills. Each item on the CCTST is assigned to one of three subscales: Analysis, Evaluation, and Inference.

Content

Topics
Ways of Thinking
Skills
Critical Thinking
Subskills

Reasoning, Analyticity, Evaluation, Explanation, Induction, Deduction

Grades
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
Arabic,
Chinese,
Dutch,
English,
French,
German,
Hebrew,
Indonesian,
Italian,
Japanese,
Korean,
Norwegian,
Portuguese,
Spanish,
Thai,
Turkish,
Vietnamese

Administration Information

Length
45 minutes
Price

Price quotes available $10/test, or $70 for 10 tests (*can be purchased with CCTDI)

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

Stephenson, N. S., Miller, I. R., & Sadler-Mcknight, N. P. (2019). Impact of Peer-Led Team Learning and the Science Writing and Workshop Template on the Critical Thinking Skills of First-Year Chemistry Students. Journal of Chemical Education, 96(5), 841–849. doi: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00836. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00836

Brown, F. W., & Bielinska-Kwapisz, A. (2015). Understanding the Nature and Determinants of Critical Thinking Among Senior Business Undergraduate Students. Journal of Education for Business, 90(7), 359–368. doi: 10.1080/08832323.2015.1068156. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08832323.2015.1068156

Psychometrics

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