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Watson-Glaser II Critical Thinking Appraisal


Overview: Assess and develop decision making skills and judgment

Other Languages: Available in US, UK, Australian, and Indian English; Spanish, French, and Dutch

Administration: Online/computer, Paper-and-pencil

Completion Time: 35-40 minutes

Online Price: $28 for Profile
$37 for Profile + Interview
$48 for Profile + Dev
$77 for All Three Reports

Program Usage: Selection, Employee development, high potential identification, college recruiting


Product Details

Improve Decision Making and Accurately Identify Top Performers

How long will your company survive if your staff makes bad decisions? The Watson-Glaserâ„¢ II Critical Thinking Appraisal is the leading critical thinking test used to assess and develop decision making skills and judgment. Thousands of organizations and schools use Watson-Glaser to hire great managers, develop high-potential employees, and admit students into challenging programs.

Use This Assessment to Reveal:

  • Good decision-making
  • Judgment and problem solving
  • Openness to new experience
  • Practical intelligence

Watson-Glaser scores are based on our easy-to-follow RED critical thinking model

  • Recognize Assumptions: Separate fact from opinion
  • Evaluate Arguments: Impartially evaluate arguments and suspend judgment
  • Draw Conclusions: Decide your course of action.

Visit our critical thinking site for tools for ongoing critical thinking skill development.


Watson-Glaser II has been extensively validated to provide the most accurate picture available of critical thinkers. W-G scores correlate with:

  • Cognitive ability (e.g., r = .60 with WAIS-IV fluid reasoning composite; n = 49)
  • Occupational and educational attainment (e.g., r = .28 with job level; n = 432; r = .33 with education level; n = 581)
  • Job performance (e.g., r = .28 with supervisory ratings of core critical thinking behaviors; n = 68)
  • Attitudes or personality preferences related to critical thinking performance (e.g., for the correlation between Watson-Glaser II Evaluate Arguments and Myers-Briggs Feeling, r = -.27, n = 60)




Three reports let you apply the results in many ways:

  • Profile Report: See the overall score, subscales, and a few predictive behaviors
  • Interview Report: Conduct a structured critical thinking behavioral interview with sample questions
  • Development Report: Build a custom learning & development plan to enhance an individual’s skills

Compare to Watson-Glaser (Original Version)





Frequently asked questions follow. Click on a question to see the response.

  • Frequently Asked Questions for Watson-Glaser II Critical Thinking Appraisal 

Pricing & Ordering

Online Administration and Reporting

Online Price:

  • $28.00 for Profile Report
  • $37.00 for Profile + Interview Reports
  • $48.00 for Profile + Development Reports
  • $77.00 for All Three Reports

Online Administration for this test requires registration

If you have already registered:


Order Components

Form D
  • Administration Materials



  • WGCTA II Form D Test Booklets
    Pkg. of 25
  • WGCTA II Form D & E Answer Documents
    Pkg. of 25
  • Scoring Materials



  • WGCTA II Form D Scoring Key
Form E
  • Administration Materials



  • WGCTA II Form D & E Answer Documents
    Pkg. of 25
  • WGCTA II Form E Test Booklets
    Pkg. of 25
  • Scoring Materials



  • WGCTA II Form E Scoring Key
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