Grades 3-5 Reasoning Package
The Grades 3-5 Reasoning Package was specifically designed to measure the thinking skills and habits of mind of students in grades 3-5. The package offers two respected critical thinking assessments.
EDUCATE INSIGHT Reasoning Skills Grades 3-5 is an objective measure of elementary reasoning skills. EDUCATE INSIGHT Thinking Mindset Grades 3-5 is calibrated to measure the motivation toward problem solving and learning of children. Used together this pair of assessments gives educators useful information about whether students are both willing and able to think critically.
Research shows what parents and teachers already know: critical thinking skills can be learned from a very early age. The more children are supported and challenged to exercise their core critical thinking skills, the stronger these skills become.
The data from these well-designed assessment programs help parents and educators target educational development to ensure that students are developing the strength of thinking skills and learning attributes they need to succeed in school and in the workplace.
The strength of thinking skills is a key factor in student success in reading and in coursework across the curriculum.
In addition to providing an Overall Reasoning Score, EDUCATE INSIGHT Reasoning Skills Grades 3-5 measures and reports on six critical thinking metrics that are vital for educational success:
Mindset Attributes Assessed
EDUCATE INSIGHT Thinking Mindset Grades 3-5 is an objective measure of student engagement and a predictor of student success. Five attribute domains are measured:
- Mental Focus
- Learning Orientation
- Creative Problem Solving
- Scholarly Rigor
- Cognitive Integrity
Insight Assessment clients depend on the comprehensive data and analysis in EDUCATE INSIGHT reports to provide the insights needed to achieve their assessment goals.
EDUCATE INSIGHT reports deliver individual and group results in a presentation ready format. Each report includes a wide range of statistical and demographic information about individuals and/or test-taker groups. Group aggregate data, spreadsheets showing each student’s scores, and separate reports for each individual student can be generated. Colorful graphics make it easy to understand how any group of students has performed. Test-taker scores and group summaries are presented with interpretative analysis by Insight Assessment measurement scientists. Numerical and categorical interpretation of strength are reported. A norm-referenced percentile ranking is provided for skills assessments.
User Manuals provide comprehensive information how to optimally interpret Insight Assessment results reports.
Validity and Reliability
These assessments are built on the growing science of the measurement of human decision-making. Each instrument has been psychometrically evaluated in collaboration with researchers, educators, trainers and working professionals, to assure cultural and language competence in the intended test taker group.
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 online test-taker 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.
Age specific instructions are provided; teachers can read the test aloud or have students read it at themselves.
Students who possess strength in critical thinking are better equipped to solve problems, to understand and to integrate content material, and to achieve in school. Call us at 650-697-5628 to learn more about using these powerful tools to gather solid assessment evidence on this key learning outcome.