Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines

Volume 28, Issue 3, Fall 2013

Kevin Possin
Pages 4-12

Some Problems with the Halpern Critical Thinking Assessment (HCTA) Test

The HCTA test is a recent addition to the commercially available array of critical-thinking assessment tests in higher education. After an introductory description of the test, I critically review it and conclude that, despite the fact that the HCTA is certainly well-intentioned, it has serious flaws with respect to its affordability, accessibility, and validity.