Uncritical Thinking About Thinking Critically

By Lee Teschler | June 11, 2020 | Design World

Headlines were made recently when numerous universities announced they would no longer require students applying for admission to take the ACT and SAT tests. But there is a lesser-known test, the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+), that may be a better indicator of academic learning than either of these two tests. CLA+ claims to measure how much an educational institution enhances the critical thinking skills of its students.

Students often gain little ability to assess evidence, make cohesive argument(s).