JCC Biotech student completes a problem on the whiteboardCritical Thinking Assessment Test
One of the main goals of HURI SURI is to improve students' critical thinking skills. This is measured using the Critical Thinking Assessment Test, an instrument designed by Tennessee Tech to measure and assess real world problem solving skills. All material in the CAT Instrument is based upon real world situations, and is designed to incorporate and assess a broad range of skills associated with critical thinking, so students are evaluated not just on what they know, but how well they are able to find an answer for themselves. Student will be tested pre-course and post-course to detect potential gains in critical thinking. These exams must be sent to us for grading. Please note there is additional funding for individuals who would like to learn how to grade CAT exams.