Cornell Critical Thinking Test

The CCTT is designed to assess students’ reasoning ability. The assessment spans five subscales: Induction, Deduction, Observation, Credibility, and Assumptions.

Content

Domains
Responsible Decision Making
Subdomain

Critical Thinking, Inference, Deduction, Analyticity, Identification of Assumptions

Grades
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
50 minutes
Administration
Computer

Access and Use

Price

$29.99 for 10 tests. Administration Manual-$8.99

Contact

rhenis@illinois.edu
941-358-0906 or
217-333-2446

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Demirci, F. (2017). The effects of using concept cartoons in astronomy subjects on critical thinking skills among seventh grade students. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 10(2), 243-254. https://doi.org/10.26822/iejee.2017236119

Erdogan, F. (2019). Effect of cooperative learning supported by reflective thinking activities on students’ critical thinking skills. Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 19(80), 1-24. https://doi.org/0.14689/ejer.2019.80.5

Kwan, Y. W., & Wong, A. F. (2015). Effects of the constructivist learning environment on students’ critical thinking ability: Cognitive and motivational variables as mediators. International Journal of Educational Research70, 68-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2015.02.006

Myers, B. E., & Dyer, J. E. (2006). The influence of student learning style on critical thinking skill. Journal of Agricultural Education47(1), 43-52. https://doi.org/10.5032/jae.2006.01043 

Plath, D., English, B., Connors, L., & Beveridge, A. (1999). Evaluating the outcomes of intensive critical thinking instruction for social work students. Social Work Education18(2), 207-217. https://doi.org/10.1080/02615479911220201

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

Leach, S. M., Immekus, J. C., French, B. F., & Hand, B. (2020). The factorial validity of the Cornell Critical Thinking Tests: A multi-analytic approach. Thinking Skills and Creativity37, 100676. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2020.100676

Michael, J. J., Devaney, R. L., & Michael, W. B. (1980). The factorial validity of the Cornell Critical Thinking Test for a junior high school sample. Educational and Psychological Measurement40(2), 437-450. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F001316448004000223

Modjeski, R. B., & Michael, W. B. (1983). An evaluation by a panel of psychologists of the reliability and validity of two tests of critical thinking. Educational and Psychological Measurement43(4), 1187-1197. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F001316448304300429

Item Type
Multiple choice