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Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment

Office of Planning and Decision Support

CCTST

The General Education Assessment is designed to provide incentives to institutions for improvement in the quality of their undergraduate general education program as measured by the performance of graduates on an approved standardized test of general education. ETSU uses the California Critical Thinking Test (CCTST) as its approved standardized test of general education. During years 1-3 of the Quality Assurance Funding cycle, a comparison is made of the institutional average with the national average for that year. For years 4-5, a comparison is made of the institutional average for a given year with the national average and the institution’s three-year moving average.

All students graduating in the fall, spring, or summer semesters are required to take the CCTST, but some exemptions may apply. The CCTST is a 45 minute, 34-item, multiple-choice test that evaluates students’ ability to analyze, infer, explain, evaluate, and interpret information.  Students can complete the CCTST any time after completing 96 credits. For more information, please visit the Student Guide or Faculty/Advisor Guide, below.

 

Student Guide

Student Guide

Faculty/Advisor Guide

Faculty/Advisor Guide

 

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