Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal III


The Watson-Glaser™ Critical Thinking Appraisal—a leading critical thinking test—assists organizations in making data-driven decisions for staffing and development. This latest edition is an item-banked version whereby questions are drawn from a large pool.


Completion time:

30 minutes (global version for selection/development).  An un-timed version is available in US English for development interventions.



Report Options:

Profile and Development reports available

Other languages:

US, UK, Indian, and Australian English, US Spanish, Castilian Spanish, Dutch, French, and Canadian French


Unproctored or supervised

Product Details

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


  • Assess decision making and critical thinking for entry-level through executive positions in all industries.
  • Measure logical reasoning skills of lawyers, insurance analysts, police officers, airline pilots and IT professionals.
  • Professional development for current and future leaders.
  • Measure student potential and work readiness.
  • Scores are based on our “RED” critical thinking model: Recognize Assumptions, Evaluate Arguments, Draw Conclusions.


The new edition of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal includes the following features:

  • Item-banked format enables unsupervised (unproctored) screening of job applicants, increases item security, and protects test validity.
  • Randomly-selected questions, making it unlikely that two individuals receive the same test.
  • New timed version promotes a consistent candidate experience.
  • Improved profile report shows standardized scores and more detailed description of subtest performance.
  • New bank of business-relevant questions suitable for international use; and new platform functionality to add a custom norm, delay test administration, or combine Watson-Glaser with other ability tests.
  • Scores are available in a profile report (see overall and subtest performance, can-do statements, and standardized scores) and development report (build a custom learning and development plan to enhance an individual's skills).


The following resources are available for WG-III:

Free Critical Thinking Training

Critical Thinking eBook 

Download WG-III brochure

Download WG-III FAQs

To see the WG-III, request a demo today.

The efficacy report summarizes the evidence informing the design and use of the test, as well as implementation profiles from real users.

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WG-III Validity