The Gold Standard Critical Thinking Test

There is a reason why the Watson-Glaser™ Critical Thinking Appraisal is the most widely used tool for selecting great managers and developing future leaders: It works. Developed in 1925, today the Watson-Glaser is the premier tool for evaluating the cognitive ability of professionals.

Watson At-A-Glance

  • Assesses critical thinking ability and decision making
  • Predicts judgment, problem solving, creativity, openness to experience & more
  • Long history of use in business, government, and education
  • Correlates with other leading ability and personality tests
  • Online administration at TalentLens.com - Register now and start assessing
  • Quick 40-item, multiple choice test with many reporting options

Languages

Watson-Glaser can be administered in these languages: Australian English, UK English, US English, Indian English, French, Dutch, and Spanish.

Science That Works

Watson-Glaser is the gold standard because it precisely measures critical thinking ability—one of the strongest predictors of job success. Nothing is more important than how employees question, analyze and make decisions under pressure.

History

Goodwin WatsonThe Watson-Glaser has a distinguished history, dating back to its initial development in 1925 by Goodwin Watson and E. M. Glaser, a professor and student at Columbia Teachers College. The first version was the Watson tests of fair-mindedness, published in 1925. The first extensive revision was the Watson-Glaser Tests of Critical Thinking, published in 1941. Then followed a series of revisions aimed at creating parallel forms, reducing the number of items, and improving the test. In 1994 a Short Form was published which increased its popularity in corporations. In June of 2009, Pearson published the Watson-Glaser II Critical Thinking Appraisal, introducing its easy-to-use RED model of critical thinking.


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Top Scores on W-G Help Predict High Job Performance

In one study, 80% of an organization's high performers came from those who scored in the desired range on a battery of Watson-Glaser combined with a personality test.



Sample Critical Thinking Question