The Watson-Glaser™ II

The revised version of the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal

The Watson-Glaser™ II Critical Thinking Appraisal  is comprised of 40 multiple choice items and can be completed in about 35 minutes. The Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal II is useful for assessing an individual’s ability to recognize assumptions, evaluate arguments, and draw conclusions. It is suitable for selection as well as development in roles requiring an individual to work with business information to answer questions, determine strategy, reduce risk and maximize organizational performance. The Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal II has two equivalent forms, Form D and Form E.

What the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal II Measures

The Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal-II assesses:

Recognizing Assumptions
Evaluating Arguments
Drawing Conclusions
Overall Critical Thinking

Three reports are available for the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal-II:

Profile Report

Number of items correct and performance on each scale are reported in addition to an overall percentile and a brief narrative interpretation.

Interview Report

Provides standard and score-based structured interview questions suitable for both selection and development.

Development Report

Provides developmentally-based individualized feedback and coaching suggestions

Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal-II Norms

Scoring is based upon a broad variety of norm groups:
Human Resources Professional
Information Technology Professional
Sales Representative
Manager in Manufacturing/Production
Professional/Individual Contributor
Hourly/Entry Level
High School/GED
1-2 Years of College
3-4 Years of College
Bachelor’s Degree
Graduate Degree

By publisher policy, this assessment is only to be administered in a proctored setting. The test administrator will take necessary steps to ensure the Test is always administered in a proctored and secure environment.

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