Discovery Learning Research Center

Webinar on Critical Thinking Assessment Instruments

March 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Your computer or DLR 221

Webinar on Critical Thinking Assessment Instruments

Sponsored by Discovery Learning Research Center and Libraries

Purdue University

Critical thinking is a widely recognized outcome for undergraduate students.  The Discovery Learning Research Center and Libraries at Purdue are sponsoring two free programs for those who would like to learn more about existing critical thinking assessment instruments.  You may participate in these webinars from your computer or at the DLRC by registering at the links below. Note: there is a separate registration form for each webinar.

Assessment:  Critical Thinking Assessment Test (CAT)

Speaker: Barry Stein, Ph.D., Professor and Co-Director, Center for Assessment & Improvement of Learning, Tennessee Tech University

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012       Time: 12-1:30 p.m.       Place: DLR 221

The Critical Thinking Assessment Test assesses a broad range of skills that are important components of critical thinking and problem-solving. The test questions are derived from real world situations. Most of the questions require short essay responses.  The CAT instrument can be a model for developing authentic assessments and learning activities in individual disciplines. The National Science Foundation provided partial support for the development of CAT.


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