The graduate skills assessment (GSA) is a five scale, objective measure of undergraduate students' generic skill levels (Hambur et al. 2002). The test includes a multiple-choice component, comprising eighty-three items, and two writing tasks. The multiple-choice component assesses three generic skills - critical thinking, interpersonal understandings and problem solving. It is designed to test skill levels independent of disciplinary content and curricula. The test has parallels in other standardized testing recently implemented in higher education, such as the Collegiate Learning Assessment in the US.
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"Written Communication, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Understandings"
3 hours 1 hour-Written Communication Test 2 hours-Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Interpersonal Understandings Multiple Choice Test
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Badcock, P. B. T., Pattison, P. E., & Harris, K.-L. (2010). Developing generic skills through university study: a study of arts, science and engineering in Australia. Higher Education, 60(4), 441–458. doi: 10.1007/s10734-010-9308-8. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10734-010-9308-8
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