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The California Critical Thinking Skills Tests (CCTST)  is an objective measure of the core reasoning skills needed for reflective decision making concerning what to believe or what to do.  The CCTST is designed to engage the test-taker's reasoning skills.  The CCTST tests range in number of items, though all are presented in multiple choice format, and all use everyday scenarios appropriate to the intended test-taker group.  Items range in difficulty and complexity.  

The CCTST is not one test, but a dynamic family of tests - different versions for different age levels or professional fields.  These include:

  • California Critical Thinking Skills Test   and   California Critical Thinking Skills Test - Numeracy
  • Business Critical Thinking Skills Test   and   Business Critical Thinking Skills Test - Numeracy
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The CCTST has been proven to predict strength in critical thinking in authentic problem situations and success on professional licensure examinations.  In educational settings, the CCTST is recommended for evaluating program applicants, advising individual students, learning outcomes assessment, program evaluation, accreditation and research.

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The  California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST)  is an educational assessment that measures all the core reasoning skills needed for reflective decision-making. The CCTST provides valid and reliable data on critical thinking skills of individuals and of groups.  It is designed for use with undergraduate and graduate students. It is available in many languages and its OVERALL skills score can be benchmarked using one of many percentile comparisons. Clients most commonly use the  CCTST for admissions, advising and retention, studies of curriculum effectiveness, accreditation, and the documentation of student learning outcomes.

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CCTST is calibrated for undergraduate and graduate level college students across the full spectrum of disciplines and fields of study.

Administration

Administered online with a secure, multi-lingual interface, it’s user-friendly and accessible anywhere.

Support Materials

User Manual includes all needed information about administering the assessment and interpreting the resulting individual and group scores.

Assessment Specs

55 minutes timed administration; 40 engaging, scenario-based questions

Deliverables

Group graphics with statistical summary of scores; Excel spreadsheet of responses to all custom demographic questions, and all scores for each person tested. Optional individual score reports for administrators and/or test takers.

Results Reported

Metrics include scores for 8 critical skills, plus an OVERALL rating. Population percentile scores are available for benchmarking.

All of the CCTST metrics are on a 100-point scale with a corresponding qualitative rating (Superior, Strong, Moderate, Weak, Not Manifested).

Available in English, Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian-Bahasa, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese languages.

CCTST provides 8  cognitive skill scores to focus future development and training. Items are drawn from a scientifically developed and tested item pool.

  • OVERALL Critical Thinking Skills – Sustained use of critical thinking to form reasoned judgments
  • Analysis  – Accurate identification of the problem and decision-critical elements
  • Interpretation  – Discovering and determining significance and contextual meaning
  • Inference –  Drawing warranted and logical conclusions from reasons and evidence
  • Evaluation  – Assessing credibility of claims and the strength of arguments
  • Explanation  – Providing the evidence, reasons, assumptions, or rationale for judgments and decisions
  • Induction  – Reasoned judgment in ambiguous, risky, and uncertain contexts
  • Deduction  – Reasoned judgment in precisely defined, logically rigorous contexts
  • Numeracy  – Sustained use of critical thinking skills in quantitative contexts (quantitative reasoning)

The  California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST)  Report Package includes an individual test-taker report for each person assessed and group summary reports for each group and sub-group in the sample.

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  • Presentation-ready tables and graphic representations of the score distribution for OVERALL critical thinking skills and for the additional cognitive skill metrics.
  • Customers who have added custom demographic questions can generate sub-group reports for these variables, or for specific testing sessions or time periods.

Optional Individual Test-Taker Reports

  • An overall score of critical thinking skills (OVERALL Score). OVERALL is reported on a 100-point scale accompanied by a qualitative rating (Superior, Strong, Moderate, Weak, Not Manifested), and a comparison percentile score.
  • Scores for each cognitive skill metric. These metrics are scored on a 100-point scale and are accompanied by a categorical interpretation of the strength of the score indicating areas of strength and areas for future development.
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Getting ready with your application for that job and have been asked to take the CCTST? Or perhaps you are a student and the CCTST gives you extra credit? Yet, you have no idea on how to prepare for it. Not to worry, here is a comprehensive guide explaining the CCTST and how to prepare for the same.

What is the California Critical Thinking Skills Test?

The California Critical Thinking Skills test is a discipline-neutral test that is used to evaluate the reasoning abilities of candidates. It has been used in all kinds of industries to test graduates of their aptitudeand logical thinking capabilities before shortlisting them for the next step in the recruitment process.

How does the test work?

The CCTST is designed to test whether a test-taker would demonstrate the critical and logical thinking skills required to solve the problems and in effect show real-world problem-solving abilities. The test has the following features.

  • Multiple choice components are mandatory and use everyday scenarios specific to the test-taker group. The candidate is required to completely understand the question, draw an inference and choose whichever option is the best suited response to the question.
  • The test items are different based on the test-taker group.
  • In an education setting, this test is administered to evaluate the candidates enrolling for a specific program, such as a Bachelor’s degree. It is also used to advise individual students, for program evaluation, accreditation, research and assessment of learning outcomes.
  • In a workplace setting, this test is used to evaluate an applicant’s reasoning skills in an effort to understand if the said candidate has the ability to fulfill the expectations of the organization.
  • The test is usually conducted for 45-50 minutes and the questions are largely dependent on the test-taker group.
  • The items on the CCTST are drawn, either at random or picked by the examiners, from a pool of items that were used to test candidates over the past 20 years.

How difficult is the California Critical Thinking Skills Test?

The test consists of around 34 multiple choice questions to be solved within 45 minutes or so, that means you would have around 1.3 minutes per question. The CCTST has questions that you would find on most reasoning tests.

What is the test passing score?

The California Critical Thinking Skills Test is measured on an array of scales. These are –Analysis, Inference, Deduction, Induction, Evaluation and overall reasoning skills. The test provides a score of each of these skills. Most organizations have a cut-off score (many require a score of 13) for being selected.

What kind of abilities or knowledge do you need to pass this test?

As initially stated, this exam requires critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. They differ based on the industry you are in. It’s highly advisable to take up practice exams numerous times to be prepared for the actual exam. Your very first attempt would show you where you lack in critical thinking abilities.

If you are unable to solve a problem, read the solution first and then retrace it backwards. With this technique, you would learn to look at problems with a fresh perspective.

And finally, practice makes you perfect. Solve many practice exams with a timer and soon you would be surprised at how fast you solve these problems.

How important is the CCTST for your evaluation?

In the United States, many organizations not only insist upon clearing this exam but on scoring high as well to advance in the recruitment process. Weakness in critical thinking would lead to failure to learn, confused communication, ineffective enforcement of rules, etc. Hence, employers and educationists make it mandatory for candidates to improve upon their reasoning abilities.

This test is a standardized measure of reasoning abilities and has been used for decades by many organizations, both worldwide and in the United States. Hence, if this is a part of your assessment, be it for a job or an educational program, it’s very important that you score well on this test.

To sum things up

it is imperative that you take up the CCTST for adding more value to your resume, and in the process of preparation, develop your critical thinking skills.

Examining the Exam: A Critical Look at The California Critical Thinking Skills Test

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This paper examines the content of The California Critical Thinking Skills Test (1990). This report is not a statistical review. Instead it brings under scrutiny the content of the exam. This content will be of interest to the general reader, because the issues range from logic to ethics to pedagogy, and to questions of evidential and epistemological support. Anyone interested in clear thought and expression will find these issues of significance. Although the exam has a number of strengths and has the clearest instructions of all the presently available Critical Thinking exams, the content of 9 of the exam’s 34 questions is defective, namely the content of questions 6, 7, 8, 19, 21, 23, 24, 29, and 33. These questions make errors in critical thinking. Hence, no statistical results pertaining to the administration of these questions to students can be acceptable. The remaining questions are acceptable as to content. But until the problems are corrected, those who may use the exam should remove the defective questions from test administration or from data collection and reporting.

The scope of the exam also is quite limited, but this may be unavoidable for any instrument designed to be completed in about an hour. Further, the scores resulting from any such testing can be understood only as a measure of minimal competency (below which remediation likely is needed) for the skills tested, but not as an adequate measure of critical thinking.

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Crosschecked Models of Critical Thinking

D the Delphi model: Facione, Peter A. 1990, Critical Thinking: A Statement of Expert Consensus for Purposes of Educational Assessment and Instruction, “The Delphi Report”, The California Academic Press, Milbrae, California.

E the U.S. National Educational Goals model: Click, Benjamin A.L., Hoffman, Steven, Jones, Elizabeth, Moore, Lynne M., Ratcliff, Gary & Tibbitts, Stacy: 1990, National Educational Goals, National Assessment of College Student Learning: Identifying College Graduates’ Essential Skills in Writing, Speech and Listening and Critical Thinking, Final Round Consensus of Faculty, Employers, and Policymakers, United States Department of Education.

S the Sonoma model: Paul, Richard et al.: 1998, Center for Critical Thinking, Sonoma State University, Critical Thinking: Basic Theory & Instructional Structures, Rohnert Park, California: The Foundation for Critical Thinking.

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Facione, Peter A. & Facione, Noreen C.: 1992, The California Critical Thinking Skills Test,Milbrae, California: The California Academic Press, Second Edition (updated) 1994.

Fawkes, Don: 2001, ’Analyzing the Scope of Critical Thinking Exams’, American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy, Spring.

Fawkes, Don, Adajian, Tom, Flage, Dan, Hoeltzel, Steven, Knorpp, Bill, O’Meara, Bill, and Weber, Dave: 2001, ’Examining The Exam: A Critical Look At The Watson–Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal Exam’, Inquiry, Fall.

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The California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) is an approved standardized test administered by ETSU to fulfill Quality Assurance Funding (QAF) Standard 1: General Education Assessment.  The General Education Assessment is designed to provide incentives to institutions for improvement in the quality of their undergraduate general education program as measured by the performance of graduates on an approved standardized test of general education.  Each year ETSU's average is compared to the national average for that year.

All undergraduate students graduating in the fall, spring, or summer semesters are required to take the CCTST, but some exemptions may apply. The CCTST is a 45 minute, 34-item, multiple-choice test that evaluates students’ ability to analyze, infer, explain, evaluate, and interpret information.  Students are eligible to complete the CCTST after completing 96 credits.  The CCTST is administered in-person within the University Testing Center, located on the first floor of Sherrod Library on ETSU's main campus and at off-campus instructional sites.  For more information about completing the CCTST, please click the Student Guide link below.

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Critical thinking definition

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Critical thinking, as described by Oxford Languages, is the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgement.

Active and skillful approach, evaluation, assessment, synthesis, and/or evaluation of information obtained from, or made by, observation, knowledge, reflection, acumen or conversation, as a guide to belief and action, requires the critical thinking process, which is why it's often used in education and academics.

Some even may view it as a backbone of modern thought.

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Is critical thinking useful in writing?

Critical thinking can help in planning your paper and making it more concise, but it's not obvious at first. We carefully pinpointed some the questions you should ask yourself when boosting critical thinking in writing:

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Usage of critical thinking comes down not only to the outline of your paper, it also begs the question: How can we use critical thinking solving problems in our writing's topic?

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Group norms are provided for the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST)--College Level, a standardized 34-item multiple-choice test designed 'o assess the core critical thinking skills associated with baccalaureate general education. The CCTPT offers three subtests conceptualized in terms of a national Delphi study on critical thinking. These three subtests--analysis, evaluation, and inferencecorrelate strongly with each other and the overall CCTST when used as either a pretest or posttest. Subtests are also offered based on the more traditional division of reasoning into "deductive reasoning" and "inductive reasoning." These latter two subtests also correlate strongly with each other and the overall CCTST when used as either a pretest or posttest. Statistical analyses, correlations, and recommended percentile rankings for raw scores are presented in nine tables. These norms were developed on the basis of analyses of 1,673 test forms for representat...

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Correlations between the California Ci_tical Thinking Skills Test--College Level (CCTST) and student-related factors regarded as indicators of academic ability and success were studied in a series of four experiments investigating whether the CCTST measures improvement in critical thinking (CT) skills. During 1989-90, data were collected on 1,196 college students at California State University (Fullerton), some of whom were enrolled in courses specifically designed to improve CT skills. Instructor-related factors were also evaluated for their impact on CT skill development. Regression models were developed for predicting CCTST results. Relationships between reading ability and native English language ability and the CCTST were also examined. CT skills could be predicted by a combination of verbal Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score, mathematics SAT score, and grade point average. CCTST results correlated positively with reading test scores for vocabulary, comprehension, and total s...

Tennessee Technological University has been exploring methods of assessing critical thinking skills as part of a performance funding initiative since 2000. Our experiences over the last three and half years provide useful information about both a process for developing an assessment tool and a product for assessing critical thinking skills. Our approach has been to empower our faculty to both identify and evaluate a core set of skills they believe to be an important part of critical thinking in our graduates. Our initial test has demonstrated good face validity and high criterion validity when correlated with scores on the American College Test (ACT) and the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST).

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This chapter presents an overview of approaches to assessing critical thinking in community colleges, a brief description of standardized tests, and examples of several institutionally developed methodologies and good practices. Finally, it identifies challenges in assessing critical thinking in two-year colleges. Critical thinking is generally considered to be an important outcome of postsecondary education. Indeed, as Seybert (2002) notes, community colleges typically require degree-seeking students-and sometimes those pursuing a certificate-to take general education courses that include critical thinking. Rarely, however, do individual courses focus explicitly on critical thinking or carry the term in the course title. Rather, colleges often encourage or require courses in a variety of disciplines to incorporate critical thinking into learning objectives, or they may assume that across the range of courses a student takes to complete a degree she will have encountered assignments that foster and evaluate her ability to think critically. As described in other chapters in this volume, there is a long-standing and unresolved controversy over whether critical thinking is best taught in courses focused specifically on it or in discipline-based courses in which it is explicitly or implicitly taught within the disciplinary framework and using discipline-specific subject matter. Exacerbating the fact that colleges treat critical thinking differently in their curricula is the problem that it has no single accepted definition. Kurfiss (1988) asserts that three types of thinking interact in the critical thinking process: knowing the facts and concepts of the discipline, which he calls declarative knowledge; knowing how to reason, inquire, and present knowledge in the discipline, which he calls procedural knowledge; and being able to set goals, determine when additional information is needed, and assess the fruitfulness of a line of inquiry, which he calls metacognition. Taylor (2004) presents a simpler definition of critical thinking employed at community colleges: "Critical thinking is the kind of thinking that

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    The California Critical Thinking Skills Test: College Level (CCTST) is a standardized test that targets core college-level critical thinking skills. It has been characterized as the best commercially available critical thinking skills assessment instrument. Building from CCTST validation studies in 1989 and 1990, this paper proposes avenues for further study and suggests ways that the CCTST ...

  11. [PDF] The California Critical Thinking Skills Test--College Level

    Four experiments were conducted to determine if the California Critical Thinking Skills Test--College Level (CCTST) measured the growth in critical thinking (CT) skills achieved by college students completing approved CT courses. The experiments, conducted at California State University (Fullerton) involved 1,169 college students in 5 courses with 20 instructors. The theoretical construct for ...

  12. PDF Final-2017-2022 California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST

    California Critical Thinking Skills Test- General Exit Exam 2021-2022 College of Agriculture & Human Sciences College of Arts & Sciences. Title: Final-2017-2022 California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) Results by Major.xlsx Author: KHarris Created Date:

  13. (PDF) The California Critical Thinking Skills Test--College Level

    Correlations between the California Ci_tical Thinking Skills Test--College Level (CCTST) and student-related factors regarded as indicators of academic ability and success were studied in a series of four experiments investigating whether the CCTST measures improvement in critical thinking (CT) skills.

  14. [PDF] The California Critical Thinking Skills Test--College Level

    Group norms are provided for the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST)--College Level, a standardized 34-item multiple-choice test designed 'o assess the core critical thinking skills associated with baccalaureate general education. The CCTPT offers three subtests conceptualized in terms of a national Delphi study on critical thinking. These three subtests--analysis, evaluation, and ...

  15. PDF The California Critical Thinking Skills Test And Business School

    and criteria" (The APA Delphi Report, 1990). As the definition implies, critical thinking goes beyond the acquisition of knowledge and it is seen as a capability that has the potential to make an on-going contribution to quality of life in general (Facione, 2007). The California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST; Facione, 2000), a

  16. Examining the Exam: A Critical Look at The California Critical Thinking

    This paper examines the content of The California Critical Thinking Skills Test (1990). This report is not a statistical review. Instead it brings under scrutiny the content of the exam. This content will be of interest to the general reader, because the issues range from logic to ethics to pedagogy, and to questions of evidential and epistemological support. Anyone interested in clear thought ...

  17. CCTST

    The California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) is an approved standardized test administered by ETSU to fulfill Quality Assurance Funding (QAF) Standard 1: General Education Assessment. The General Education Assessment is designed to provide incentives to institutions for improvement in the quality of their undergraduate general education ...

  18. PDF theCalifornia Critical Thinking Skills Test; Form B(CCTST)

    problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills, reliable, valid and standard instrument are needed. Purposes: To Investigate the Reliability, validity and Norm of CCTST Form.B .The California Critical Thinking Skills Test contain 34 multi-choice questions with a correct answer in the jive Critical Thinking (CT) cognitive skills ...

  19. California Critical Thinking Skills Test

    The California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) is an approved standardized test administered by ETSU to fulfill Quality Assurance Funding (QAF) Standard 1: General Education Assessment. The General Education Assessment is designed to provide incentives to institutions for improvement in the quality of their undergraduate general education ...

  20. [PDF] The California Critical Thinking Skills Test--College Level

    Correlations between the California Ci_tical Thinking Skills Test--College Level (CCTST) and student-related factors regarded as indicators of academic ability and success were studied in a series of four experiments investigating whether the CCTST measures improvement in critical thinking (CT) skills. During 1989-90, data were collected on 1,196 college students at California State University ...

  21. Using Critical Thinking in Essays and other Assignments

    Critical thinking, as described by Oxford Languages, is the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgement. Active and skillful approach, evaluation, assessment, synthesis, and/or evaluation of information obtained from, or made by, observation, knowledge, reflection, acumen or conversation, as a guide to belief and action, requires the critical thinking process ...

  22. (PDF) Using the California Critical Thinking Skills Test in Research

    Correlations between the California Ci_tical Thinking Skills Test--College Level (CCTST) and student-related factors regarded as indicators of academic ability and success were studied in a series of four experiments investigating whether the CCTST measures improvement in critical thinking (CT) skills.

  23. [PDF] The California Critical Thinking Skills Test and Business School

    An intent of many business programs is to enhance the critical thinking capabilities of their students. Since AACSB accreditation requires evidence that business schools fulfill their goals, our students were required to take the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST). As expected, the CCTST was significantly related to SAT performance and to Business Core GPA. Nonetheless, the ...