With a long history of use in business and education, the Watson-Glaser predicts how well an individual will make inferences, recognize assumptions, properly deduce, interpret information and evaluate arguments. These are 5 skills crucial to enhancing organisational performance and provide an insight into an individual’s level of critical thinking.
What it does:
This assessment measures thinking, reasoning and intelligence, and further predicts judgment, problem solving, and creativity following a simplified 3-factor (“RED”) model.
- Recognise Assumptions:Recognising assumptions in ideas, statements, and strategies
- Evaluate Arguments:Evaluating the merit of arguments or information that is presented
- Draw Conclusions:Drawing appropriate conclusions based on the evidence available; brings together Inference, Deduction, and Interpretation subtests
Three reporting options are available which classifies individuals as low, average and high:
- Profile Report:See the score and some predictive behaviours
- Interview Report:Conduct a critical thinking behavioural interview
- Development Report:Build a custom learning & development plan to enhance an individual’s skills
The questionnaire is available in a Standard Version or a Short Form:
- Administration time is approximately 60 minutes (80 Items).
- The 80 test items are reading passages that present problems, statements, arguments, and interpretations.
- Over 40 norm groups are available.
- Includes the same sections and question types as with the Standard Version.
- Administration time is approximately 30 minutes (40 items).
- Over 20 norm groups are available.
How it helps you:
The Watson-Glaser is an all-in-one test for identifying the level of individual critical thinking potential across many jobs and applications. Overall the measure provides:
- Percentile and raw scores show you how an individual ranks
- Reveals how someone might act on the job in specific situations
- Logically appealing and easy-to-interpret that model provides a framework for critical thinking
- Distinguishes across high ability levels to see shades of critical thinking
- Extensive norm groups and validation studies across industries and markets
- A richer picture when used together with other instruments
- Flexible administration formats to suit your needs and your test takers
The Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking appraisal is ideal for:
- Succession Planning for Management
- Overall individuals who to work with business information to answer questions, determine strategy, reduce risk, and maximize organisational performance.
This enables the organisation to:
- Make smarter hiring choices where you can identify the strongest candidates based on critical thinking ability
- Learn whether a candidate possesses the ability to apply reasoning skills essential to making better business decisions
- Reduce costs and increase efficiency in assessing future organisational leaders
- Gain a precise understanding of the individual by viewing their score relative to over 40 popular industry and occupation norm groups