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

Domains
Responsible Decision Making
Subdomain

Critical Thinking, Reasoning, Analyticity, Evaluation, Explanation, Induction, Deduction

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

Administration Information

Length
45 minutes
Administration
Computer,
Paper

Access and Use

Price

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

Contact

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

Open Access
No
Use in Research

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/08832323.2015.1068156

Bycio, P., &; Allen, J. S. (2009). The California Critical Thinking Skills Test and business school performance. American Journal of Business Education, 2(8), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.19030/ajbe.v2i8.4593

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. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00836 

 

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring,
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

Facione, Peter A. (1990) The California Critical Thinking Skills Test--College Level. Technical Report #1. Experimental Validation and Content Validity (ED327549). https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED327549.pdf

Facione, P. A. (1990). The California Critical Thinking Skills Test--College Level. Technical Report# 2. Factors Predictive of CT Skills. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED327550.pdf

Item Type
Multiple choice