Critical Thinking

TTU General Education Learning Outcomes Exit Exam
Founded in 1986, Insight Assessment supports thinking well by providing world class instruments to measure those core critical thinking skills and habits of mind essential for reflective human problem solving and thoughtful, fair-minded decision making.

The California Critical Thinking Skills Test is based on the Delphi Expert Consensus Definition of Critical Thinking. Used throughout the United States and in many countries and languages around the world, the CCTST has been proven to predict strength in critical thinking in authentic problem situations and success on professional licensure examinations. The CCTST has been optimized in its different versions and forms for use with professionals, workers and students at all educational levels. It is trusted as a valid, objective and reliable measure of core reasoning and critical thinking skills.

In educational settings the CCTST is recommended for evaluating program applicants, advising individual students, learning outcomes assessment, program evaluation, accreditation and research. AtTennessee Tech the CCTST is used as a senior exit exam each semester to assess general education learning outcomes of our graduates.

The CCTST provides an objective measure of critical thinking skills. CCTST questions engage the test-taker's reasoning skills. Different questions progressively invite test-takers to analyze or to interpret information presented in text, charts, or images; to draw accurate and warranted inferences; to evaluate inferences and explain why they represent strong reasoning or weak reasoning; or to explain why a given evaluation of an inference is strong or weak. Thus, the CCTST permits test-takers to demonstrate the critical thinking skills required to succeed in educational or workplace settings where solving problems and making decisions by forming reasoned judgments are important.

CCTST (California Critical Thinking Skills Test)

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