Correlations between Level Z and other measures of critical thinking are about .50.72 The CCTT is reportedly as predictive of graduate school grades as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), a measure of aptitude, and the Miller Analogies Test, and tends to correlate between .2 and .4.73 Facione and Facione have reported significant relationships between the CCTDI and the CCTST.When faculty focus on critical thinking in planning curriculum development, modest cross-sectional and longitudinal gains have been demonstrated in students' CTS.74 The CCTDI consists of seven subscales and an overall score.For this reason, the test may have limited utility in dental education (78).
Correlations between Level Z and other measures of critical thinking are about .50.72 The CCTT is reportedly as predictive of graduate school grades as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), a measure of aptitude, and the Miller Analogies Test, and tends to correlate between .2 and .4.73 Facione and Facione have reported significant relationships between the CCTDI and the CCTST.
The WGCTA-FS is a 40-item inventory created to replace Forms A and B of the original test, which participants reported was too long.70 This inventory assesses test takers' skills in: (a) Inference: the extent to which the individual recognizes whether assumptions are clearly stated (b) Recognition of assumptions: whether an individual recognizes whether assumptions are clearly stated (c) Deduction: whether an individual decides if certain conclusions follow the information provided (d) Interpretation: whether an individual considers evidence provided and determines whether generalizations from data are warranted (e) Evaluation of arguments: whether an individual distinguishes strong and relevant arguments from weak and irrelevant arguments Researchers investigated the reliability and validity of the WGCTA-FS for subjects in academic fields. Internal consistencies for the total WGCTA-FS among students majoring in psychology, educational psychology, and special education, including undergraduates and graduates, ranged from .74 to .92.
The correlations between course grades and total WGCTA-FS scores for all groups ranged from .24 to .62 and were significant at the p There are two forms of the CCTT, X and Z. Form Z is for advanced and gifted high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, and adults.
The rubric can capture the type of target behaviors, qualities, or products that professors are interested in evaluating.
Reliability means that individual scores from an instrument should be the same or nearly the same from one administration of the instrument to another.
Reliability estimates for Form Z range from .49 to .87 across the 42 groups who have been tested.
Measures of validity were computed in standard conditions, roughly defined as conditions that do not adversely affect test performance.
This test measures health science undergraduate and graduate students' CTS.
Although test items are set in health sciences and clinical practice contexts, test takers are not required to have discipline-specific health sciences knowledge.
Since behavioral science measures can be impacted by social-desirability bias-the participant's desire to answer in ways that would please the researcher-researchers are urged to have participants take the Marlowe Crowne Social Desirability Scale simultaneously when measuring pre- and post-test changes in critical thinking skills. This test has been correlated with the CCTDI with a sample of 1,557 nursing education students.
Results show that, r = .201, and the relationship between the CCTST and the CCTDI is significant at p Items within this inventory cover the domain of CT cognitive skills identified by a Delphi group of experts whose work resulted in the development of the CCTDI and CCTST.