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ERIC Number: ED075181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 314
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The Construction and Evaluation of a Test of Critical Thinking Ability, Grades 7-8.
Cillizza, Joseph Edward
The purpose of this study was to construct and validate a test of critical thinking ability. A preliminary form was checked for face validity by a panel of experts in reading. Item analysis of this form resulted in a final form consisting of four parts with three subscales each. This form, and tests of intelligence and general reading ability, were then administered to 300 seventh and eighth grade students. Reliabilities in excess of .90 were obtained on each part of the test. Correlations indicated that the four parts of the test measured related but different factors, and that critical thinking (total score), intelligence, and reading ability were also related but different. No significant relation was found between critical thinking and age or grade level. (MM)
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Note: ED.D. Dissertation, Boston University School of Education