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The good news is that although human reasoning and problem solving are highly complex processes—they are not impossible to analyze, measure and improve. Many people think it’s obvious who the best thinkers are in their team, but unfortunately this impression is usually based on long term observation and hindsight.  Businesses can’t afford to make those mistakes when error and poor judgments cost money and opportunities. That’s why early assessment of thinking skills can maximize efficiency by determining a person’s capacity to benefit from training or to succeed in their job.

Insight Assessment researchers have studied how people try to understand problems and how they make decisions. Perhaps more importantly we have learned how people make bad judgments often without realizing it. 

INSIGHT Development Program is an online proven series of online thinking skills and mindset training modules that target core skills and mindset attributes that are necessary for high stakes decision-making.  Designed to be used as an independent study, INSIGHT Development Program can be incorporated into existing training programs.

Insight Assessment’s test instruments are proven tools for measuring high stakes decision making.  The core thinking competencies measured by these instruments have been validated as vital to business and civic life by key leaders in the USA. The data derived from INSIGHT instruments is valued by business and government leaders, and educators in 50 states and 60 countries in over 30 languages.

All INSIGHT assessment test items ask vital questions that are set in real world contexts and are calibrated for individuals being assessed.   Each INSIGHT assessment uses validated questions that focus on specific types of decisions being made by the individuals being tested.

Assessing thinking is the first step to improve the quality of decision-making in your organization. INSIGHT Development Program is an proven series of online thinking skills and mindset training modules that focus on improving the core skills and mindset attributes that are necessary for high stakes decision-making.  Designed to be used as an independent study, INSIGHT Development Program can be incorporated into existing training programs.

Contact us. We will show you the benefits of incorporating thinking skills assessment into your programs.

Our blog, Thinking INSIGHT is going to explore ways we can all develop and benefit from stronger thinking in the classroom and workplace.  Follow us to convert our insights to your strategy.

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Whether you call it critical thinking, reasoning, acumen, brains or smarts, critical thinking skills are one of the key qualifications sought by employers worldwide. However, there is often confusion about what critical thinking means to businesses, to colleges & universities, to schools and to individuals.  So, what are the key thinking skills and mindset required for reasoning strength today?

Dr. Peter Facione provides much needed clarity in “Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts, his popular and often quoted essay. Based on the expert consensus conceptualization articulated in the 1990 APA Delphi Research Report, this essay provides an excellent overview of why teaching & training thinking skills is so important.

Exercise your thinking skills today: read this free download of  Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts” and follow our blog,  Thinking INSIGHT .  Try these sample critical thinking skills and thinking mindset attributes questions and download our free app,  Critical Thinking Insight which includes free sample questions and a variety of  purchasable assessments for adults and children. Reports for each self test include scores on specific components of thinking as well as analysis to help you interpret your scores and identify ways to help develop strength in each area covered by the tests.

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Every day strong thinking improves countless institutions, processes, procedures, efforts and plans. Individuals, small and large groups make progress when they make a commitment to improving thinking skills and mindset.

Good thinking is the foundation of success in all endeavors.

Insight Assessment is a leader in the measurement of thinking. Our validated, proven test instruments are used throughout the world to assess the strengths and weaknesses of reasoning skills and the thinking mindset.

For more thoughts on the importance of good thinking, follow us on our blog, Thinking Insight .

At Insight Assessment we believe

  • Strong thinking is the common denominator of success throughout the world
  • True thinking strength results from a complex integration of reasoning skills and personal mindset attributes
  • Valuing, assessing and training thinking skills and mindset pays off for individuals, groups, companies, organizations and for society
  • Thinking skills can be taught
  • Thinking can be measured
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Scholars, pundits, reporters—and our mothers—tell us we should think smarter. We’re surrounded by examples of poor thinking, flawed analysis and lack of motivation.  However, every day parents, teachers, professors, trainers, mentors and individuals model good thinking and challenge others to develop core reasoning skills and habits of mind.  

For over 25 years Insight Assessment has been a leader in the global measurement of thinking. Our objective, validated, proven assessments are calibrated for a wide spectrum of professional and academic needs.

Our new blog, Thinking INSIGHT is going to explore ways we can all develop and benefit from stronger thinking in the classroom and workplace.  Follow us to convert our insights to your strategy.

No society, local or global, can sustain itself and flourish without its members learning to apply their thinking skills.

Good thinking is in demand. Download Critical Thinking Insight from your app store today:

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