Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs: What is Critical Thinking
What is Critical Thinking?
Why measure critical thinking?
What is the best way to assess critical thinking?
CT Mindset, Dispositions, Habits of Mind, Attributes?
What are Critical Thinking Skills?
What’s the difference between a skill and a disposition?
Why measure the thinking mindset?
Why would I need two different tests? What is a companion instrument?
How can I learn more about critical thinking skills and dispositions?
How can I improve critical thinking skills?
What are examples of objective criteria for the attainment of evidence based learning outcomes?
Do specific critical thinking skill scores represent independent factors?
Do explicit interventions impact critical thinking positively?
FAQs: General Test Information
How can I get ready to take a critical thinking test?
Do students need to practice for Insight Assessment critical thinking tests?
Do you offer test preparation materials?
Can I test my own or my child’s critical thinking?
How do I know which Insight Assessment test is best for my needs?
What authorized translations are available?
Do you have tests for elementary school, junior high, or high school students?
I am a researcher with a grant, and need an instrument to test thinking skills competency in my sample. Will your tests offer that metric?
How do the different forms of the CCTST differ?
Looking for the CCTST M-Series or the California Measure of Mental Motivation (CM3) Series?
Which critical thinking test is best for community college students?
How do the HSRT and CCTST differ?
How much time does it take to complete the critical thinking disposition test?
Which test items are on which scale?
Who are Insight Assessment’s customers?
FAQs: Test Administration
Do I need any special software to run the Insight Assessment testing system?
Can disability accomodations be made for test takers?
How long do the tests take to administer?
How secure is this testing?
Can my non- English speaking students login to your online system in their native language? What language will their test be in?
What types of custom questions can I ask?
Can I control assignments and have my test takers repeat tests?
Can I put my own tests or survey online for my workers, students, or research subjects?
How many times should I test the same person?
Where do I send my response forms for my paper and pencil tests?
How do you ensure individual test taker data is protected?
Can I run your tests instruments off my Learning Management Systems i.e. Blackboard, Moodle?
Who maintains the testing system?
Can a customer translate a test?
What is test anxiety?
FAQs: Reports, Data and Scores
What is included in the Assessment Report package?
What are Customized Assessment Reports?
What test score reports do I receive?
How can we receive our individual test taker results?
Do our test takers have to see results?
How do we receive our group sample results?
How can I compare my previous dataset with my new dataset?
How do I get access to my online test takers’ scores?
How long do my online test takers have to wait before they can know their test scores?
Can I use online testing to give my questionnaire or research survey?
Do you have statisticians available on staff?
What is the difference between aggregate and matched-pairs comparisons?
What is a percentile score?
Should I eliminate outliers from my sample before using my scores in other analyses?
What is CapScore™?
What is the turn-around time for receiving scores from a paper-and-pencil test?
Is the OVERALL scale the most important score reported on the CCTDI?
What is the OVERALL score reported by Insight Assessment Skills test instruments?
FAQs: Validity and Reliability
What is the validity and reliability of Insight Assessment test instruments?
What is content validity?
What is criterion (predictive) validity?
How are Insight Assessment test instruments validated?
What is the construct validity of Insight Assessment test instruments?
What is representativeness?
Have Insight Assessment test instruments been validated against disparate impact?
What is the reliability of the Insight Assessment critical thinking mindset instruments?
What is the reliability of the CCTST/HSRT/BCTST, etc?
How can I assess test reliability in my own sample of test takers?
FAQs: Pricing & Ordering
Are pricing discounts available?
Can I pay for tests as I use them, rather than all at once?
What is your pricing structure?
Can I preview an assessment before purchase?
Does Insight Assessment offer support to grant funded research projects?
Our company wants to give a survey to our employees, can you handle the printing, scanning, scoring, and analysis of results?
Can I purchase a copy of your test for our library?
Can I make copies of the paper test booklets and CapScore® forms provided for paper and pencil testing?
How do I place an order?
What is the difference between a Price Quote, Sales Order & Invoice
Can I be a reseller?
FAQs: Accreditation, Comparison Groups and State Funding
How does Insight Assessment support accreditation quality improvement projects?
Can we use the results from your tests in our accreditation or performance funding process?
How can you help me with my accreditation self study?
My state is asking for metrics as part of the funding criteria. Can you help?
What support does IA provide for SACS QEPs?
How do we specify goals for a successful QEP?
What is a QEP?
Can we compare our results to similar industry standards samples?
Can you compare my results to other schools for my accreditation process?
Can we compare our results to national samples?
My grant requires a comparison to national standards. Do your norms offer the potential for that metric?
Do Insight Assessment percentiles model the international group of schools accredited by AACSB?
Why are norm-referenced scores important?
Are there norms for the Health Sciences Reasoning Test (HSRT)?
What is an IRB?
How can I provide my IRB with a view of the test I’m using?
How do I prove our Freshman Seminar or First Year program is effective?
Can the LSRP help me demonstrate the proficiency of my graduating class?
FAQs: Pretest/Posttest Design
How can I use pretest-posttest assessment data?
What is Pre & Post Testing?
How can I compare pretest to posttest scores in a small sample?
When should pretest data be gathered?
When should posttest data be gathered?
How might students be motivated to give their best effort on a posttest?
How are pretest and posttest data analyzed?
Do I need to use different forms of the CCTST to do a pretest and posttest?
FAQs: Admission and Candidate Selection
Can your tools help us evaluate candidates from other countries?
Low admission standards hurt our scholastic standing. Can your products assist in reversing this trend?
How can I use the LSRP to help graduating students get good jobs?
Can your business tests help my recruiting firm identify higher quality candidates for my clients?
How can I identify staff with the best problem-solving skills?
I hire a large amount of seasonal workers for my business. Will your tests improve the quality of the hire?
FAQs: Quality Improvement
How do INSIGHT business clients use group thinking metrics?
How do INSIGHT clients use individual employee thinking data?
How do we convince our employees that they need to think better?
Can Insight Assessment help me improve progress on my initiatives?
How can we improve workplace safety and reduce accidents?
How to start a new assessment program for medical professionals
How can I start improving thinking and work ethic in my company?
If we assess employee thinking, how do we use the data to make a real difference to our bottom line?
Should I integrate your tools into a Loss Prevention Program?
How can I improve customer service?
Can critical thinking improve our Technical Support?
How can my business reduce employee theft?
Can your products help me improve my programs over time?
Can Insight Assessment help me assess how to improve company policy?
FAQs: Team Building
How can I build my dream team at work?
What should we measure to identify the qualities of the best and brightest?
Can critical thinking measurement improve military leadership?
How can I measure dependability in my employees?
Can testing employees for honesty reduce shrink?
Do your products work at a senior executive level?
How can I convince my employer to use your test instruments?
What are Insight Assessment’s green industrial practices?
FAQs: Teaching and Learning
How are educators teaching critical thinking today?
How can I teach critical thinking?
Do you offer training and development programs for critical thinking skills and mindset?
Can I see some example questions?
What is a rubric?
Can critical thinking be assessed with rubrics?
How does a rubric like the Holistic Thinking Scoring Rubric work?
I am interested in developing a faculty workshop to improve critical thinking. Can you help?
Can CT be a learning outcome of Student Affairs co-curricular programming?
Why should we teach critical thinking in our Freshman Seminar / First Year Program?
How can we develop training modules to improve employee thinking?