Insight Assessment has a test that measures reasoning in the health sciences. Historian Edward Tenner tells stories that illustrate the under-appreciated gap between our ability to innovate and our ability to foresee the consequences.
For example, what level would you assign a student on the holistic research rubric above if the student included 12 sources, had lots of inaccuracies, did not make it clear from which source information came, and whose bibliography contained most relevant information?
The HCTSR provides criteria for assigning a rating at one of four levels ranging from strong to weak critical thinking. Permission is hereby granted to copy the HCTSR to use this tool for teaching, assessment or other educational and noncommercial purposes.
Regardless of the evidence or reasons maintains or defends views based on self-interest or preconceptions. Identifies the salient arguments reasons and claims pro and con. Identifies the salient arguments reasons and claims pro and con.
Departments typically use the A version as a pre-test before students begin the program or course and the B version as a post-test. Offers analyses and evaluations of obvious alternative points of view.
If the assessment is a minor one, such as a brief homework assignment, it may be sufficient to apply a holistic judgment e. Critical thinking occurs in the context of a course, so there is a a trend for developing context-specific thinking tests.
Observes cause and effect and addresses existing or potential consequences. Also, it is not true that there must be an even number or an odd number of levels. So, at this point, you may decide to expand the number of levels of performance to include never, rarely, sometimes, usually and always.
Ignores or superficially evaluates obvious alternative points of view. Addresses perspectives noted previously, and additional diverse perspectives drawn from outside information. Analytic rubrics Generally, it is better to start with a smaller number of levels of performance for a criterion and then expand if necessary.
Emerging Mastering Merely repeats information provided, taking it as truth, or denies evidence without adequate justification.
On the other hand, after applying the rubric you might discover that you cannot effectively discriminate among student performance with just three levels of performance.
Our children and teachers are encouraged to follow routine algorithms rather than to excite that power of imagination and curiosity. Identifies relevant arguments reasons and claims pro and con.
Identifies the main problem and subsidiary, embedded, or implicit aspects of the problem, and identifies them clearly, addressing their relationships to each other.How to Use The Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric 1.
Understand what the Rubric is intended to Address. Critical thinking is the process of making purposeful, reflective and fair-minded judgments about what to believe or what to do. Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric (HCTSR) The HCTSR is a rating measure that can be used to assess the observable critical thinking demonstrated by presentations, reports, essays, projects, classroom discussions, panel presentations, portfolios, and other ratable events or performances.
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duplication of the critical thinking scoring rubric, rating form, or instructions herein for local teaching, assessment, research, or other educational and noncommercial uses, provided that no part of the scoring rubric is altered and that "Facione and Facione" are cited. Analytical rubrics provide more information than holistic rubrics.
The holistic rubric illustrated above combines five different kinds of thinking into a single category. Dartmouth Writing Program support materials - including development of argument. Fundamentals of Critical Reading and Effective Writing. Mind Mirror Projects: A Tool for Integrating Critical Thinking into the English Language Classroom (), by Tully, in English Teaching Forum, State Department, Number 1 Critical Thinking Across the .Download