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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, as well as categorize, organize, and prioritize variables.
  • Evaluation: To assess the credibility, significance, and relevance of information necessary to support the conclusions; as well as 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 Critical Thinking Assessment testing fee is paid to ATI testing with a valid credit or debit card on the day of the test.

To schedule a Critical Thinking Assessment testing appointment, please contact the Testing Center by calling (402) 844-7281 or (402) 844-7708, emailing, or visiting the Testing Center located in the College Welcome Center, Room 1252 or Room 1256.

Please allow one hour for the Critical Thinking Assessment.

Acceptable forms of photo identification include:

  • Current driver's license
  • State approved ID
  • Current state or federal ID card
  • Current passport or passport card
  • Tribal ID card
  • Naturalization card

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