How long will your company survive
if your staff makes bad decisions?

The Watson-Glaser II is the leading critical thinking test used to assess and develop decision making skills and judgment. Thousands of organizations use Watson-Glaser to hire great managers and develop high-potential employees. Watson-Glaser II is designed for proctored (supervised) testing only. Watson-Glaser III is designed for unproctored and proctored testing.


Selection, development, high-potential programs, and succession planning


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Watson-Glaser scores are based on Pearson’s RED critical thinking model.

Recognize Assumptions: Separate fact from opinion.

Evaluate Arguments: Impartially evaluate arguments and suspend judgement.

Draw Conclusions: Decide your course of action.

Watson-Glaser measures an individual’s ability to:

  • Analyze, interpret and draw logical conclusions from written information.
  • Recognize assumptions from facts.
  • Evaluate the strength of arguments.
  •  Draw correct inferences.

Research also demonstrates a correlation of Watson- Glaser test scores with creative thinking ability.

Three reports let you apply the results in many ways.

  • Profile Report: See the overall score, subscales, and predictive behaviors associated with the score level.
  • Interview Report: Conduct a structured critical thinking behavioral interview with sample questions.
  • Development Report: Build a custom learning and development plan to enhance an individual’s skills.