HEIghten Critical Thinking Assessment

The HEIghten Critical Thinking assessment is administered in a single 45-minute testing session. Each test taker answers 26 questions. The item types include critical thinking sets, short arguments or informational passages, and sets that present conditions applicable to a fictional situation.

Content

Domains
Responsible Decision Making
Subdomain

Critical Thinking

Grades
Post secondary
Languages
English,
Chinese,
Other
Other Language/s
Russian
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
45 minutes
Administration
Computer,
Paper

Access and Use

Price

$12 each up to 499
$11 each 500 to 999
$10 each 1,000+
$20.50 each remote proctored test session

Contact

1-800-745-0269

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Demeter E., Robinson, C., Frederick, J. Holistically Assessing Critical Thinking and Written Communication Learning Outcomes with Direct and Indirect Measures. Research & Practice in Assessment, 14, 41-51 https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1223384.pdf

Roohr, K. C., & Burkander, K. (2020). Exploring Critical Thinking as an Outcome for Students Enrolled in Community Colleges. Community College Review48(3), 330-351. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0091552120923402 

Roohr, K., Olivera-Aguilar, M., Ling, G., & Rikoon, S. (2019). A multi-level modeling approach to investigating students’ critical thinking at higher education institutions. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education44(6), 946-960. https://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2018.1556776 

Psychometrics

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

Gu, L., Ling, G., Liu, O. L., Yang, Z., Li, G., Kardanova, E., & Loyalka, P. (2020). Examining mode effects for an adapted Chinese critical thinking assessment. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2020.1836121

Liu, O. L., Frankel, L., & Roohr, K. C. (2014). Assessing critical thinking in higher education: Current state and directions for next‐generation assessment. ETS Research Report Series2014(1), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1002/ets2.12009

Liu, O. L., Mao, L., Frankel, L., & Xu, J. (2016). Assessing critical thinking in higher education: the HEIghten™ approach and preliminary validity evidence. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education41(5), 677-694. https://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2016.1168358 

Liu, O. L., Shaw, A., Gu, L., Li, G., Hu, S., Yu, N., ... & Loyalka, P. (2018). Assessing college critical thinking: preliminary results from the Chinese HEIghten® Critical Thinking assessment. Higher Education Research & Development37(5), 999-1014. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2018.1467381 

Shaw, A., Liu, O. L., Gu, L., Kardonova, E., Chirikov, I., Li, G., ... & Loyalka, P. (2020). Thinking critically about critical thinking: validating the Russian HEIghten® critical thinking assessment. Studies in Higher Education45(9), 1933-1948. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1672640 

Item Type
Multiple choice