Watson-Glaser II

Watson-Glaser II Critical Thinking Appraisal (Watson-Glaser)

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The Watson-Glaser II Critical Thinking Appraisal (Watson-Glaser II) is the gold standard for measuring and developing critical thinking ability, the foundation of better decision making, problem solving, and career success in the 21st century.

Used globally to hire great managers, develop high-potential employees, and admit students into challenging programs, the Watson-Glaser II is a critical thinking test/assessment, used to identify individuals with good decision making skills, good judgement, problem solving skills, and strategic and creative thinking skills.

Available online, the Watson-Glaser II has three reports, allowing you to apply the results in many ways. View the Watson-Glaser II Resources to view a sample of each report.

Competency Areas

Problem Solving





Online Administration

Administer online via our Talent Assessment Platform.

Paper and Pencil

Available in the traditional paper and pencil administration format.

Moderate Test Duration

The Watson-Glaser II takes approximately 35-50 minutes to complete.

Three Reports

1) Profile Report: See the overall score, subscales, and a few predictive behaviors. 2) Interview Report: Conduct a critical thinking behavioural interview with sample questions. 3) Development Report: Build a custom learning and development plan to enhance skills

The RED Model

Critical thinking is organised into an easy-to-interpret 3-factor “RED” model. 1) Recognise Assumptions 2) Evaluate Arguments 3) Draw Conclusions.

Test and Retest with Forms D and E

Parallel forms allow you to test and retest with individuals or groups, indicating whether employees have improved their critical thinking skills following training or instructional programs.

Resources & Downloads

Document Type Download

Sample Reports

WG-II Sample Report Short .pdf Download (0.38 MB)
WG-II AU-NZ Sample Report .pdf Download (0.03 MB)
WG-II Interview Report .pdf Download (2.75 MB)

Other Resources

WG-II Fact Sheet .pdf Download (0.52 MB)
WG-II Norms Composition Tables .pdf Download (0.12 MB)
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