Business Critical Thinking Skills Package

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Business Critical Thinking Skills Package

Overview

The Business Critical Thinking Package is calibrated for college and graduate level students.  It features two assessments: the Business Critical Thinking Skills Test (BCTST) and the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI).  Accredited business schools use these tools to evaluate program applicants, assess learning outcomes, gather accreditation data, and evaluate program effectiveness.

Critical thinking is one of the key skills valued by employers. Many Deans of Business define critical thinking as the single most important skill to improve academic and professional success. The training of critical thinking has become an essential focus of business curricula and assessment.

Critical thinking is a process which requires strong skills. But, like anything that requires strong skills to achieve success, an individual or team of people engaging in that process must have the motivation to apply their skills to reach their goal. Therefore, a comprehensive assessment of a person’s critical thinking abilities requires measuring skills and mindset attributes (dispositions).  The Business Critical Thinking Package provides this rigorous assessment of critical thinking strength and weakness.

Skills Assessed by the BCTST

Scores on the critical thinking skills have been found to predict academic and business success. The BCTST returns scores on these scales:

  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Inference
  • Deduction
  • Induction
  • Numeracy
  • Overall Reasoning.

Mindset Attributes Assessed by the CCTDI

The (CCTDI) measures seven attributes that influence an individual’s capacity to learn and to effectively apply critical thinking skills:

  • the disposition toward truth-seeking or bias,
  • the disposition toward open-mindedness or intolerance,
  • the disposition toward anticipating possible consequences or being heedless of them,
  • the disposition toward proceeding in a systematic or unsystematic way,
  • the disposition toward being confident in the powers of reasoning or mistrustful of thinking,
  • the disposition toward being inquisitive or resistant to learning
  • the disposition toward mature and nuanced judgment or toward rigid simplistic thinking.

Data Reported

Undergraduate and graduate Business programs find value objective, research-based scores about critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills highly relevant.  Insight Assessment comprehensive objective individual and group data are used to support admissions, accreditation, research, assessment and program evaluation purposes at Business schools throughout the world.

Our assessment report package provides the tables and graphics needed to compare your students’ achievement with national norms and to identify individual and group strengths and weaknesses. Online testing includes an individual printable test taker report to document the scores of each individual with a short interpretative text.

Numerical and categorical interpretation of strength are reported. A norm-referenced percentile ranking is provided for skills assessments.  The BCTST has percentile norms available for use in a variety of test populations including undergraduate and graduate business students as well as top tier Business Schools, AACSB and AABSP business programs.

User Manuals provide comprehensive information how to optimally interpret Insight Assessment results reports.

Validity and Reliability

The BCTST and CCTDI are built based on a growing science of the measurement of human decision-making. These assessments have been psychometrically evaluated in collaboration with researchers, educators, trainers and working professionals, to assure cultural and language competence in the intended test taker group.

Test Administration

Insight Assessment offers the industry’s most complete and cost-effective array of testing options. Secure, encrypted online testing is available 24x7x365 with our multilingual delivery options.   Our browser or app based online system provides the option of taking our assessments on virtually any device.

The test-taker’s online interface is easy to use, data encrypted and flexible. Tests can be assigned to be taken within any window of time which meets the client’s needs. Each test is scored as soon as the test-taker submits responses to the items on the test.

Contact Us

The Business Critical Thinking Package is a simple, valid, and cost-effective way to predict which applicants are most likely to succeed in Business, Accounting, MBA, Leadership, Marketing, Finance, Economics, and Consumer Sciences programs.

Call us  today to learn how programs like yours are using these powerful, nationally benchmarked assessment tools as part of their undergraduate and graduate student admissions processes.

 

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