While EIU administered both the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) and the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (2000-2016) in years past, EIU’s General Education Committee is building a new framework for assessing critical thinking. More in-depth assessment of these skills happens in the major. See Assessment in the Major.
The AY21 Critical Thinking Report is based on data from the two most recent cycles of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) administered at Eastern Illinois University. This report presents and compares data that describes students’ critical thinking from the “NSSE Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons” Reports of 2017 and 2020. Data are collected from first-year students and from seniors.