Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal®
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Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal®
(WGCTA)

 

Overview: Measure the ability to think critically and problem solve

Administration: Online/computer, Paper-and-pencil

Completion Time: Untimed and timed (30 mins) versions

Online Price: $28 for Profile Report

Program Usage: Selection, high potential identification, college recruiting

 
 
 

Product Details

Identify High-Potential Performers and Assess Critical Thinking Skills

The most widely used assessment of critical thinking in business today, the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal is ideal for hiring, promotion, development and succession planning for management and other roles requiring an individual to work with business information to answer questions, determine strategy, reduce risk, and maximize organizational performance.

Compare Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal to Watson-Glaser™ III

Feature

W-G III

WG II Form D

WG Short
(This product is only available to existing WG short clients)

WG Form A
(This product is only available to existing WG Form A clients)

Administration Time/Test Length

30 min

35 min/40 items Untimed

35 min/40 items

55 min/80 items

Improved Score Distribution

Item-banked test with similar features to the WG-II.

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More difficult items are included, improving differentiation among high ability candidates

Item passing rates tended to be high overall, limiting differentiation among high ability candidates

Item passing rates tended to be high overall, limiting differentiation among high ability candidates

Interpretable Subtest Scores

 

Provides total score and interpretable subtest scores
Holistic approach is recommended for selection, using total score composite
Recommend using subtest information for further probing in interview, and for development plans

No interpretable subtest scores

No interpretable subtest scores

Business Relevant/
Contemporary Items

 

Approximately 50%
are business relevant; 50% relate to broader issues (e.g., political and social)
All items deal with contemporary issues (e.g., oil import restrictions); approximately 40% are completely new items

Approximately 8% of items are business relevant; 92% relate
to broader issues (e.g., political and social)
Some item topics have become dated (e.g., death rays)

Approximately 4% of items are business relevant; 96% relate to broader issues (e.g., political and social)
Some item topics have become dated (e.g., death rays)

Improved Face Validity/ Adaptability Across Countries

 

100% of items transportable/relevant for Canada, UK, Netherlands, Australia; more than 85% for France and China

Some item topics less face valid for individuals from
other countries
(e.g., Chamber of Commerce; U.S. Dept. of Defense)

Some item topics less face valid for individuals from
other countries
(e.g., Chamber of Commerce; U.S. Dept. of Defense)

Maintained Large Number of Norms Groups

 

Norms for 14 groups based on occupation, position, and industry

Norms for 14 groups based on occupation, position, and industry (plus 9 broad industry-based groups)

Norms for 44 groups based on occupation, position, industry, and educational level

Pricing & Ordering

Online Administration and Reporting
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Online Price: $28.00

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