Watson-Glaser II Critical Thinking Appraisal


The Watson-Glaser™ II Critical Thinking Appraisal is the leading critical thinking test used to assess and develop decision making skills and judgment.

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  • WGCTA II Form D Test Booklets

    Pkg. of 25


  • WGCTA II Form D & E Answer Documents

    Pkg. of 25


  • WGCTA II Form D Scoring Key


  • WGCTA II Form E Test Booklets

    Pkg. of 25


  • WGCTA II Form E Scoring Key



Completion time:

25 minutes on average


Online/computer and paper-and-pencil versions for proctored/supervised administration only


Forms D and E are available. These are equivalent versions designed for proctored testing only.

Other languages:

Available in US, UK, Australian, and Indian English; Spanish, French, and Dutch

Product Details

Thousands of organizations and schools use Watson-Glaser to hire great managers, develop high-potential employees, and admit students into challenging programs.

There is a new version of the Watson-Glaser available. New users are advised to use this most recent version—the WG-III


  • Use this assessment to reveal good decision-making, judgment and problem solving, openness to new experience, and practical intelligence.
  • Improve decision making and accurately identify top performers.
  • Scores are based on our “RED” critical thinking model: Recognize Assumptions, Evaluate Arguments, Draw Conclusions.


Watson-Glaser II has been extensively validated to provide the most accurate picture available of critical thinkers. W-G scores correlate with:

  • Cognitive ability (e.g., r = .60 with WAIS-IV fluid reasoning composite; n = 49).
  • Occupational and educational attainment (e.g., r = .28 with job level; n = 432; r = .33 with education level; n = 581).
  • Job performance (e.g., r = .28 with supervisory ratings of core critical thinking behaviors; n = 68).
  • Attitudes or personality preferences related to critical thinking performance (e.g., for the correlation between Watson-Glaser II Evaluate Arguments and Myers-Briggs Feeling, r = -.27, n = 60).


The following resources and sample reports are available for WGCTA II.