Watson-Glaser III

Identify top performers and get critical thinkers into your workplace

Watson-Glaser III Critical Thinking Appraisal

How long will your company survive if your staff can't make good decisions?

For nearly a century, the Watson-Glaser™ Critical Thinking Appraisal has been helping companies make data-driven decisions on staffing and development. It's the leading critical thinking test available.

Can your employees, managers and future leaders examine a situation and clearly understand it from multiple perspectives, while separating facts from opinions and assumptions? Watson-Glaser will find out!

Thousands of organisations, universities and schools use this critical thinking assessment to hire great managers, develop high-potential employees, and admit students into challenging programs.


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Selecting high-potential candidates using the new Watson Glaser-III critical thinking appraisal


How you can use the Watson-Glaser III:

  • Assess decision making and critical thinking for entry-level through to executive positions in all industries
  • Emphasise the need for critical thinking in the workplace for high-stakes roles like police officers and airplane pilots
  • Measure deductive reasoning skills of lawyers, insurance analysts and IT professionals
  • Professional development for current and future leaders
  • Measure student potential and work-readiness


What’s new with the Watson-Glaser?

  • The item-banked format enables unsupervised (unproctored) screening of job applicants
  • Questions are randomly selected from a large pool, making it unlikely that two individuals receive the same test Item-banked test design increases item security and protect test validity
  • New timed version promotes a consistent candidate experience
  • Improved Profile Report shows standardised scores and more detailed description of subtest performance.
  • Improved Profile Report makes it easier to interpret and compare candidate percentile scores by providing standardised scores and more detailed description of a sub-test performance
  • A new bank of business-relevant questions suitable for international use
  • New platform functionality to add a custom norm, delay test administration, or combine Watson-Glaser with other ability tests
  • Uses the most currently available norms
  • Includes norms for Australian managers
  • Administered in UK English version and available in multiple languages


Resources & Downloads

Document Type Download
Watson-Glaser III - Development report sample .pdf Download (0.65 MB)
Watson-Glaser III - Report sample .pdf Download (0.37 MB)
Watson-Glaser III - Brochure .pdf Download (0.11 MB)
Watson-Glaser III - Frequently asked questions .pdf Download (0.37 MB)
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