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Critical Thinking Assessment Test CAT. Critical Thinking Institute October 9, 2009. St. Petersburg College. Objectives: Summarize CAT data from 2008 and 2009 administrations Panel Discussion: Feedback from CAT Scoring Workshop Participants. St. Petersburg College.

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Critical thinking assessment test cat

Critical Thinking Assessment TestCAT

Critical Thinking Institute

October 9, 2009


St petersburg college

St. Petersburg College

Objectives:

  • Summarize CAT data from 2008 and 2009 administrations

  • Panel Discussion: Feedback from CAT Scoring Workshop Participants

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St petersburg college1

St. Petersburg College

SPC’s definition of Critical Thinking:

“Critical thinking is the active and systematic process of communication, problem-solving, evaluation, analysis, synthesis, and reflection, both individually and in community, to foster understanding, support sound decision-making, and guide action.”

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Cat critical thinking assessment test overview

CAT: Critical Thinking Assessment Test Overview

CAT Overview

Website: http://www.tntech.edu/cat/home

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Cat critical thinking assessment test

CAT: Critical Thinking Assessment Test

Skills Assessed by CAT (http://www.tntech.edu/cat/skills/ )

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Cat assessment

CAT Assessment

Skills Assessed by CAT (http://www.tntech.edu/cat/skills/ )

  • Evaluating Information

    • Separate factual information from inferences.

    • Interpret numerical relationships in graphs.

    • Understand the limitations of correlational data.

    • Evaluate evidence and identify inappropriate conclusions.

  • Creative Thinking

    • Identify alternative interpretations for data or observations.

    • Identify new information that might support or contradict a hypthesis.

    • Explain how new information can change a problem.

  • Learning and Problem Solving

    • Separate relevant from irrelevant information.

    • Integrate information to solve problems.

    • Learn and apply new information.

    • Use mathematical skills to solve real-world problems.

  • Communication

    • Communicate ideas effectively.

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Cat critical thinking assessment test1

CAT: Critical Thinking Assessment Test

  • Administered by faculty champions in selected sections in Spring 2008; faculty scoring workshop held in July 2008 (87 assessments scored)

  • Administered by faculty champions in selected sections in Summer 2009; faculty scoring workshop held in July 2009 (62 assessments scored)

  • Future administrations in Spring sessions, possibly in mathematics general education classes (i.e. MAC1105, MGF1106, STA2023)

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Distribution of students by course 2008 2009

Distribution of Students by Course: 2008/2009

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Cat results by gender

CAT Results by Gender

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Cat results by age

CAT Results by Age

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Cat results by credits earned

CAT Results by Credits Earned

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2009 course by credits earned

2009: Course by Credits Earned

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2009 cat score by gpa

2009: CAT Score by GPA

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Cat scoring workshop

CAT Scoring Workshop

  • Held on July 10, 2009 at Epicenter

  • 12 Faculty participated:

  • 62 CAT assessments were scored

  • Christy Powers

  • Katie Woods

  • Cathy King

  • Anna Neuzil

  • Sarah Moseley

  • Chad Mairn

  • Jane Till

  • Mika Nelson

  • Arlene Gillis

  • Darlene Westberg

  • Holly Hoopes

  • Irene Hayrapetian

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Cat scoring workshop panel

CAT Scoring Workshop Panel

  • Arlene Gillis

  • Irene Hayrapetian

  • Holly Hoopes

  • Jane E. Till

  • Darlene Westberg

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Questions

Questions ??

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