The Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal(WGCTA) is designed to measure abilities involved in critical thinking, including the abilities to:
- Define problems
- Select important information for the solution to problems
- Recognize stated and unstated assumptions
- Formulate and select relevant and promising hypotheses
These abilities are important and relevant in a wide range of contexts. We use the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal both as a developmental tool and as a selection tool for executive, managerial, supervisory, professional (e.g., sales), and technical occupations.