Assessing Critical Thinking in Higher Education: Current State and Directions for Next-Generation Assessment

Ou Lydia Liu, Lois Frankel, Katrina Crotts Roohr, ETS Research Report Series, Dec 27, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is quite a good paper from a couple years ago on the topic of assessing critical thinking. The authors look at a variety of critical thinking definitions and assessment methods, finding (not surprisingly) considerable variation in the quality of the research in the field. They recommend a new framework for assessment that is reasonably comprehensive.

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