Critical Thinking Rubric

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The student will demonstrate the ability to analyze information, evaluate material, use inference to draw conclusions, and use deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning at a college level.

Four-Point Rubric

4 = High level excellence in evidence of critical thinking ability and performance at the college level
3 = Demonstrable, competent, expected evidence of critical thinking ability and performance at the college level
2 = Minimally acceptable, inconsistent evidence of critical thinking ability and performance at the college level
1 = Poor, unacceptable evidence of critical thinking ability and performance at the college level

Analysis 4. Analyzes key information, questions, and problems clearly and precisely
3. Analyzes key information, questions, and problems competently
2. Analyzes some key information, questions, and problems competently
1. Is unable to analyze information, questions, and problems or does so superficially
Evaluation 4. Evaluates material with insight
3. Evaluates material competently
2. Evaluates material inconsistently
1. Is unable to evaluate material or does so superficially
Inference 4. Uses inference to reason carefully from clearly stated premises to important implications and consequences
3. Uses inference to reason competently from clearly stated premises to important implications and consequences
2. Uses inference to reason inconsistently from clearly stated premises to implications and consequences
1. Is unable to or infrequently uses inference to reason from clearly stated premises or recognize implications and consequences
Deductive
Reasoning
4. Uses deductive reasoning and problem-solving skills consistently and with ease
3. Uses deductive reasoning and problem-solving skills
2. Uses inductive reasoning inconsistently and weakly
1. Is unable to or infrequently uses inductive reasoning