Testing Center

Critical Thinking Assessment

The Critical Thinking Assessment is a 40-item generic test. The objective of the assessment is to determine students’ overall performance on specified critical thinking skills. The assessment is designed for use at the time of admissions.

The Critical Thinking Assessment measures six cognitive skills associated with complex activity of critical thinking:

  • Explanation-To justify the reasoning or conclusions in terms of evidence, concepts, methodology, or context.
  • Inference-To formulate hypotheses and draw conclusions based on pertinent data.
  • Analysis-To examine ideas; analyze arguments; make comparisons; and categorize, organize, and prioritize variables
  • Evaluation-To assess the credibility, significance, and relevance of information necessary to support the conclusions; and to assess the information for biases, stereotypes, clichés, or inappropriateness
  • Self-Regulation-To monitor, reflect, question, and adjust one’s own thinking processes as appropriate.
  • Interpretation-To understand, comprehend, identify problems, clarify, decipher, and decode.

The $36.00 Critical Thinking Assessment testing fee is paid to ATI testing by credit or debit card on the day of the test. (You must bring a credit/debit card on the day of the test.)

To schedule a Critical Thinking Assessment testing appointment, please contact the Northeast Testing Center, by telephone, 402-844-7281 or email, testing@northeast.edu, or visit the Northeast Testing Center located in the College Welcome Center, Room 1252. Please allow one hour for the Critical Thinking Assessment.

Acceptable forms of photo identification include:

  • Current student ID
  • Current driver’s license
  • State approved ID
  • Current state of federal ID card
  • Current passport of passport card
  • Tribal ID card
  • Naturalization card

Testing Center Guidelines:

  • Schedule an appointment for the exam. (Space is limited)
  • Tester Must:
    Complete a sign-in sheet.
    Present a current photo ID
  • All personal items will be securely stored
    Cell phones, pagers, any other electronic devices, hats, caps, scarves, coats, watches, and jewelry more than ¼ inch
  • May not leave the Testing Center without permission of the Testing Staff once testing has begun.
  • Food (including gum) and drink are not permitted in the Testing Center and/or testing rooms unless otherwise permitted.
  • Students may not access their personal belongings without permission once testing has begun.
  • If the student takes break during testing, the students may not access their cell phone or any other electronic devices.
  • No children allowed in the Testing Center.
  • No visitors are allowed in the Testing Center.

Cost and fees are subject to change without notice.