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The CCTDI (P. A. Facione & N. C. Facione, 1992) was developed, validated, and used to assess students’ disposition toward critical thinking (CT). It consisted of 75 statements, divided into seven subscales: Truth-seeking, Open-mindedness, Analyticity, Systematicity, Self-confidence, Inquisitiveness, and Maturity. Responses were made on a 6-point Likert-type scale. The CCTDI reports a total score, which is the sum of its seven subscales, ranging from 70 to 420. A total score more than 280 indicates a positive overall disposition toward CT. The development and validation process is described in P. A. Facione and N. C. Facione (1992).

Category: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Sub-Category: Individual Capabilities

Grades: 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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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.

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Sub-Category: Individual Capabilities

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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CWRA+ uses Performance Tasks to assess critical-thinking skills. These tasks deliver problem-based assessment by challenging students to address real-life issues. Performance-based assessments, such as CWRA+, challenge students to demonstrate skills, rather than to simply recall information. Students need to be able to analyze and evaluate information, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students must be able to access, structure, and use information rather than just accumulating facts.

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Sub-Category: Individual Capabilities

Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The CCTT Level X is designed to assess students’ reasoning ability. The assessment is comprised of 71 multiple-choice, dichotomously scored items that span five subscales: Induction (items 3–25, 48, 50), Deduction (items 52–65, 67–76), Observation (items 27–50), Credibility (items 27–50), and Assumptions (items 67–76). Total administration time is approximately 50 min

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Sub-Category: Individual Capabilities

Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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Form Z is a 52-item multiple-choice paper-and-pencil test. Each item offers a choice of three possible answers. This form of the test is designed for advanced and gifted high school students, college students, and other adults.

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Sub-Category: Individual Capabilities

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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The CAT instrument is a unique tool designed to assess and promote the improvement of critical thinking and real-world problem solving skills. Most of the questions require short answer essay responses, and a detailed scoring guide helps ensure good scoring reliability. The CAT instrument is scored by the institution's own faculty using the detailed scoring guide. During the scoring process faculty are able to see their students' weaknesses and understand areas that need improvement. Faculty are encouraged to use the CAT instrument as a model for developing authentic assessments and learning activities in their own discipline that improve students' critical thinking and real-world problem solving skills. These features help close the loop in assessment and quality improvement.

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Sub-Category: Individual Capabilities

Grades: Post secondary

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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.

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The purpose of the International Critical Thinking Test is to provide an assessment of the fundamentals of critical thinking that can be used in any subject. The goal of the test is two-fold. The first goal is to provide a reasonable way to pre- and post-test students to determine the extent to which they have learned to think critically within a discipline or subject. The second goal is to provide a test instrument that stimulates faculty. to teach their discipline so as to foster critical thinking in the students.

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This instrument is a 50-item self-reported questionnaire. The items fall under the following 5 domains: Self/Everyday Creativity, Scholarly, Creativity, Performance Creativity (encompassing writing and music), Mechanical/Scientific Creativity, and Artistic Creativity. Participants rated themselves on a 5-point Likert scale, with 1 being much less creative and 5 being much more creative.

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The Mission Skills Assessment (MSA) is an online assessment that targets 6 noncognitive constructs: creativity, curiosity, ethics, resilience, teamwork, and time management. Each construct is measured by means of a student self-report scale, a student alternative scale (e.g., situational judgment test), and a teacher report scale. Use of the MSA provides schools with the opportunity to examine and monitor development of noncognitive skills in their students from Grade 6 to Grade 8. Three methods of measurement were incorporated into the MSA for each construct: traditional Likert Type self-report items, Likert-type teacher report items, and an alternate type of assessment (e.g., situational judgments).

Category: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Sub-Category: Attitudes & Dispositions, Individual Capabilities, Relational Capabilities

Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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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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Sub-Category: Individual Capabilities, Relational Capabilities

Grades: Post secondary

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The WRC is a certification of an individual's readiness for entry-level work as defined by employers. It is the first assessment for entry-level workers to provide a universal, transferable, national standard for work readiness. The National Work Readiness Credential (WRC) will be awarded to test takers who pass a computer-based assessment of nine critical work readiness skills organized into four modules. The assessment focuses exclusively on entry-level skills. There is a learning curriculum tied to Equipped for the Future (EFF) that aids individuals in their preparation to take the WRC exam

Category: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Sub-Category: Attitudes & Dispositions, Individual Capabilities, Relational Capabilities

Grades: Post secondary

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The PSI assesses an individual's awareness and evaluation of his or her problem-solving abilities or style, thus provides a global of that individual as a problem solver.The PSI is a self-reported measure . The PSI consists of 32 six-point Likert items, which constitute 3 factors: Problem-Solving Confidence, Approach-Avoidance Style, and Personal Control. The PSI consisted of a 6-point, Likert-type format of 35 items constructed by the authors as face valid measures of each of the five problem-solving stages, based on a revision of an earlier problem-solving inventory (Heppner & Petersen, Note 1). The items were randomly ordered and written to contain an equal number of positive and negative statements about problem solving. Low scores indicate behaviors and attitudes typically associated with successful problem solving.

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Sub-Category: Individual Capabilities

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The Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-R; D’Zurilla et al., 2002) is a 52-item, Likert-type inventory consisting of five major scales that measure the five different dimensions in the D’Zurilla et al. social problem-solving model. These scales are the Positive Problem Orientation (PPO) scale (5 items), the Negative Problem Orientation (NPO) scale (10 items), the Rational Problem Solving (RPS) scale (20 items), the Impulsivity/Carelessness Style (ICS) scale (10 items), and the Avoidance Style (AS)scale (7 items). Using this instrument, “good” social problem-solving ability is indicated by high scores on PPO and RPS and low scores on NPO, ICS, and AS, whereas “poor” social problem-solving ability is indicated by low scores on PPO and RPS and high scores on NPO, ICS, and AS. In addition to the five major scales, the RPS scale is broken down into four subscales (each with five items) that measure the four major problem-solving skills in the D’Zurilla et al. social problem-solving model: (a) the Problem Definition and Formulation (PDF) subscale, (b) the Generation of Alternative Solutions (GAS) subscale,(c) the Decision Making (DM) subscale, and (d) the Solution Implementation and Verification (SIVS) subscale. A 25-item short form of the SPSI-R is also available that measures the five major problem-solving dimensions but does not provide subscales that measure the four specific skills within the rational problem-solving construct.

Category: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Sub-Category: Individual Capabilities

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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