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Before you implement your critical thinking program make sure that the individual and group data reported will be objective, high impact and relevant.   

You’ve done the easy part:  You’ve realized that good thinking is critical to the success of your group/organization.  You’ve decided that you need reliable metrics to achieve your goal of improving the quality decision making and problem solving.

Now it’s time to make the most important decision:  how do you decide which assessment tool and company will efficiently deliver the high integrity data you need to meet your objectives?

Effective thinking and reasoning tests must:   

  • Measure and document a comprehensive view of the strengths and weaknesses of test takers’ thought processes. For a complete assessment of an individual’s thinking, it is essential to measure both skills and mindset .  Individuals can have the right skills but not the motivation to use them, so their mindset matters a lot.
  • Be calibrated for the intended test takers.  Assessments should be matched with the appropriate educational or job responsibility levels and, if possible, for the appropriate professional fields of the targeted test takers. Thinking assessments are not one-size-fits-all.
  • Support the language needs of your test takers. Language flexibility in the assessment instruments and in the test taker interface (TTI) can minimize the possibility that the measure of an individual’s thinking skills is affected by language ability Why good translations matter
  • Be user friendly.  Effective tests engage and challenge test takers with scenarios and situations relevant to their interests in a variety of formats.
  • Be firmly based on research in critical thinking, statistical analysis and measurement science.
  • Have a proven record of reliability and meet statistical requirements of validity. The strength of any test is determined by the validity of the questions and the quality of data gathered.
  • Deliver individual and group results in fast, detailed, readable and presentation ready reports which are calculated to assist decision-making.
  • Report strength and weaknesses of specific core components of decision making as well providing an overall metric
  • Provide the option of internal and external group norm percentile comparison
  • Include secure, encrypted app based interface available 24-7, easily administered at single or multiple sites, at test centers or independently to groups and to individuals.
  • Be supported by high quality client service starting from an informed consultation on test selection and logistics through delivery and analysis of results

Keep these criteria in mind as you analyze and evaluate test tools and companies.   Be thoughtful about choosing your thinking assessments.  Be sure you’re choosing the best.

All Insight Assessment solutions meet these criteria. We set the standard for objective, validated group and individual analytics on the strength and weakness of core components of thinking skills and mindset.  Insight Assessment offers a uniquely comprehensive array of test instruments calibrated specifically for educational, professional, business, health care, defense and legal uses. Our metrics are used and applied in 50 states and 60 countries in over 30 languages. Reports and analytics provide accurate measurements of essential  individual skills and mindset attributes. Group reports display aggregated statistics and bar-charts on each metric. Flexible administration options are available globally 24/7.  Results are delivered within minutes of completion of the assessment.

INSIGHT Development Program includes the use of our proven test instruments with the critical thinking training modules that can be integrated into your training programs or can be implemented as new initiative.

Contact us to design an assessment program that matches your goals, intended test takers and reporting needs. Get the data you need for admissions, accreditation, outcomes assessment, hiring, training, program evaluation, research and all other projects that require good thinking.

Insight Assessment is committed to Advancing Critical Thinking Worldwide

Insight Assessment is a global leader in the assessment of thinking skills and reasoning mindset.  We have earned this leading role because of our pioneering research about critical thinking measurement science. We have over 30 years of experience measuring thinking skills and mindset throughout the world. Our critical thinking test instruments are currently being used by universities, hospitals, businesses, government and military agencies, researchers and K-12 schools in over sixty nations and twenty languages throughout the world.

Insight Assessment is uniquely driven by our:

  • Dedication: to make sure your assessment program delivers the strong, relevant useful data clients need to meet their objectives
  • Commitment: to eliminate error due to distractions such as ESL or language issues of the test takers. 
  • Attention to detail: Multilingual user interfaces eliminate test taker confusion.
  • Superior quality: Strong assessments need equally strong culturally correct translations.

Whether you’re launching a critical thinking test program in one or more non-English speaking countries or you’re planning to assess multilingual individuals here in the USA, Insight Assessment is the high quality choice. When you choose Insight Assessment you get the value of:

High Quality Thinking Assessments:

  • We offer validated, proven and internationally recognized test instruments that are calibrated to measure the thinking skills and attributes of your test-takers.
  • International research by scholars and researchers documents the value of our test instruments.

Strong Validated Translations

  • We specialize in high quality culturally-appropriate translations of our copyright-protected, research-based tools. Each of our authorized translations is designed to match its English equivalent as a measurement tool and to be sensitive to cultural differences.
  • Our multicultural capabilities go beyond the basic language and include many country-specific variants, date formatting, number formatting, image selection, symbol selection and color selection.
  • Collaborations with international scholars who are native language speakers and using rigorous iterative translation procedures assure validity, reliability and cultural competence is achieved in the authorized translations

Language Flexibility

  • Not only are our test instruments available in multiple languages, our multilingual test interface provides the flexibility of selecting available languages for the test, interface and reports
  • 24/7, online encrypted delivery of many tests

Contact us to learn how your assessment programs for multicultural test-takers will benefit from Insight Assessment’s high quality translations.

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It’s time to make a critical decision: Which thinking assessment will help you meet your objectives?

You've already decided 3 important things:

  • Good thinking is critical to your business success
  • Thinking can and should be measured to improve performance.
  • You need high quality objective and affordable metrics so you can increase retention, improve productivity and reduce errors.

As you analyze and evaluate test tools and companies, don’t accept test instruments that can’t meet these criteria:

Effective thinking and reasoning tests must:

  • Provide data which summarize a full picture of the strengths and weaknesses of test takers’ thought processes.
  • Be calibrated for the intended test takers
  • Deliver results in fast, detailed, readable and presentation ready reports
  • Include secure, encrypted online interface available 24-7
  • Be easily administered at single or multiple sites, at test centers, to groups & to individuals
  • Be user friendly. 
  • Be firmly based on research
  • Have a proven record of reliability and meet statistical requirements of validity
  • Provide the option of internal and external group norm comparison
  • Be supported by high quality client service

READ MORE about why each of these criteria is important when choosing a thinking assessment .

Be thoughtful about choosing your thinking assessments .  Choose the best. Contact Insight Assessment to preview our reports.

Our blog, Thinking INSIGHT , explores ways we can all develop and benefit from stronger thinking in the classroom and workplace.

Measurement tools

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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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.

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