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


Overview: Improve critical thinking in the workplace and accurately identify top performers

Other Languages: US English, French, UK, Australian, Indian English, US Spanish, Castilian Spanish, Dutch, and French Canadian

Administration: Online/computer, Paper-and-pencil

Completion Time: 30 minutes

Online Price: $28.00 for Profile
$48.00 for Profile + Dev

Program Usage: Applicant screening, Selection, development, high potential identification, college recruiting


Product Details

How long will your company survive if your staff has poor decision making? For nearly a century, the Watson-Glaser™ Critical Thinking Appraisal has been helping companies make data-driven decisions on staffing and development, and is now the leading critical thinking test available. Can your employees, managers, and future leaders examine a situation and clearly understand it from multiple perspectives, while separating facts from opinions and assumptions — often while under extreme pressure? Watson-Glaser will find out!

Thousands of organizations, colleges, and schools use this critical thinking assessment to hire great managers, develop high-potential employees, and admit students into challenging programs.

Uses for the Watson-Glaser III:

  • Assess decision making and critical thinking for entry-level through executive positions in all industries
  • Emphasize the need for critical thinking in the workplace for high-stakes roles like police officers and airplane pilots
  • Measure deductive reasoning skills of lawyers, insurance analysts, and IT professionals
  • Professional development for current and future leaders
  • Measure student potential and work-readiness

What's new with the Watson-Glaser?

  • Item-banked format enables unsupervised (unproctored) screening of job applicants
  • Questions are randomly selected from a large pool, making it unlikely that two individuals receive the same test
  • Item-banked test design increases item security and protects test validity
  • New timed version promotes a consistent candidate experience
  • Improved Profile report shows standardized scores and more detailed description of subtest performance
  • New bank of business-relevant questions suitable for international use
  • New platform functionality to add a custom norm, delay test administration, or combine Watson-Glaser with other ability tests



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

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

Scores are available immediately for online testing.

  • New Profile Report: See overall and subtest performance, can-do statements, and standardized scores
  • Development Report: Build a custom learning & development plan to enhance an individual's skills


Pricing & Ordering

Online Administration and Reporting

Online Price:
$28.00 for Profile
$48.00 for Profile + Dev

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