Critical thinking is the ability to recognise that a problem exists and to look for evidence to solve it.
It is the ability to assess this evidence in a logical way in order to determine new knowledge and direction.
The Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal has been designed to measure some of these important abilities and since its inception has become a highly respected and widely used instrument in the selection and development of graduates, managers and leaders.
It is generally acknowledged to be one of the toughest tests of critical thinking available with strong links to performance in role.
For nearly a century, the Watson-Glaser™ Critical Thinking Appraisal has been helping companies make data-driven decisions on staffing and development, and is now the leading critical thinking test available.
Can your employees, managers, and future leaders examine a situation and clearly understand it from multiple perspectives, while separating facts from opinions and assumptions—often while under pressure? Thousands of organizations, colleges, and schools use this critical thinking assessment to hire great managers, develop high-potential employees, and admit students into challenging programs.Critical Thinking Appraisal III – WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: Critical thinking is a big part of USFSM culture!USFSM uses the Watson-Glaser assessment to help diagnose the critical thinking strengths of incoming students as well as where students have room for improvement.WGCTA is now the most widely used psychometric test for the pre-selection and appraisal of managers in organisations of all types and sizes.Its international reputation, and its continued and widespread use means that WGCTA has very robust standardisation, reliability and validity making it one of the most trusted testing tools available.But far more than that, it is seen as a great skill required of all leaders today.As such this makes an ideal assessment at the manager/ senior manager level.The Watson-Glaser is drawn from a bank of questions, ensuring that no single form of the test can be copied and reproduced.This item bank approach ensures that candidates can be assessed remotely and unsupervised.Example Questions An overall score is provided showing the test taker’s percentile score against 5 key norm groups.Including UK General Population, Graduates, Development and Outplacement, Managers and Senior Management.