ERIC Number: ED340761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
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Designing a Process To Assess Higher Order Thinking Skills in College Graduates: Issues of Concern.
Nummedal, Susan G.
The development of a process to assess higher order thinking skills associated with thinking in real world situations raises questions about the domain of assessment, the skills and dispositions to be assessed, and the purpose of the assessment. It is argued that existing critical thinking courses and instruments may be of limited value in designing the assessment. Attention should be given to an assessment of the skills and dispositions of practical intelligence, and assessment measures should incorporate the key characteristics of practical thought, including the social nature. The process of designing the assessment should be a dynamic one, being informed by as many participants representing as many areas of expertise as possible. The assessment process should be seen as a way to further the dialogue among these experts for the goal of improving teaching and learning. A 31-item list of references is included. Reviews by J. Chaffee, P. A. Facione, and R. K. Hambleton of this position paper are provided. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
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