CCTSTCalifornia Critical Thinking Skills Test
CCTSTCenter for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (University of Cincinnati; Ohio)
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The CCTST score on Inference measures the ability to draw a conclusion or making a logical judgment based on circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation.
89 provided by Insight Assessment Technical Report number 4, which makes the CCTST available (Facione, 1990).
The California Critical Thinking Skills Test: College Level Technical Report #4--Interpreting the CCTST, Group Norms and Sub-Scores.
7(p13)) The maximum scores for the overall CCTST and each of the subscales were as follows: overall=34, analysis=7, inference = 15, evaluation=12.
The demographics data were tabulated by the researcher using SPSS and coordinated with CCTST results as they were returned from the publisher.
There were no significant differences indicated for the overall CCTST score and the analysis, inference, inductive thinking and deductive thinking subscores.
The CCTST is a 34-item multiple-choice instrument that measures CT ability.
The scored results from the LEP and CCTST and the results from the demographic questionnaire were analyzed.
Each packet contained the CCTST, LEP, the demographic questionnaire, a return envelope, and a response card indicating a willingness to be interviewed.
A one-tail significance level Pearson product-moment correlation was used to analyze the relationship between CDMNS and CCTST scores.
At the same time, they also took the CCTST exit exam.
Construct validity for the CCTST was assessed by detecting the range of mean improvement in scores of college students completing general education critical thinking courses.