ERIC Number: ED327566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The California Critical Thinking Skills Test--College Level. Technical Report #4. Interpreting the CCTST, Group Norms, and Sub-Scores.
Facione, Peter A.
Group norms are provided for the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST)--College Level, a standardized 34-item multiple-choice test designed to assess the core critical thinking skills associated with baccalaureate general education. The CCTST offers three subtests conceptualized in terms of a national Delphi study on critical thinking. These three subtests--analysis, evaluation, and inference--correlate 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 representative samples of college students at a comprehensive urban state university during the 1989-90 school year. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, College Students, Critical Thinking, Deduction, General Education, Higher Education, Induction, Inferences, Multiple Choice Tests, Norms, Pretests Posttests, Scores, Standardized Tests, Test Interpretation, Thinking Skills
California Academic Press, 217 La Cruz Ave., Millbrae, CA 94030.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: California Critical Thinking Skills Test (College); Percentile Ranks; Subtests
Note: For reports 1-3, see TM 015 818-819 and ED 326 584.