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Office of Assessment

The teaching, learning, and assessment of critical thinking

Defining Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Rubric

Project Description

Writing Assignments:

  1. Common Writing Assignment
  2. Co-Curricular Writing Assignment
    1. University Experience Courses (.pdf)
    2. Introduction to Honors Courses (.pdf)

Student Characteristics

Comparing characteristics of all first-year students to sample of first-year students utilized in the Academy Project for Fall 2008 (gender, ethnicity, and ACT Composite scores). 

 

Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) Results
CAAP
F-Y K-State Academy Students
Participating F-Y K-State Students
National
 
N
Mean
N
Mean
N
Mean
Critical Thinking
156
62.1
247
62.5
10,746
62.3
Writing Essay
177
3.2
234
3.2
10,586
3.2
Reading
158
60.7
256
61.2
18,591
62.5
Total
491
 
737
 
39,923