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Questionmark Thinking Skills

Questionmark Thinking Skills by Cambridge Assessment

Questionmark has partnered with Cambridge Assessment to enable organizations and universities to make fair and informed decisions about the people they select and promote.

By partnering with world-class education expert Cambridge Assessment, customers can be sure that our Thinking Skills assessments are robust and so they can accurately evaluate these skills.

Learn about how Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) supports undergraduate admissions at University College London. Read the case study here.

See the Test Specification for more information on our Thinking Skills assessment.

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Supporting organizations to recruit the right people

IDENTIFY THE BEST RECRUITS

Questionmark Thinking Skills can be used by organizations to recruit the
best candidates and to identify high potential for leadership roles.

DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN HIGH-ACHIEVING GRADUATES

Questionmark Thinking skills can be used to differentiate between and
among graduates with high cognitive levels so organizations can choose the
best performing applicants.

CRITICAL SKILLS FOR THE MODERN WORKPLACE

Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential to succeed at work,
as demonstrated by World Economic Forum (WEF) research. The WEF ranks
problem-solving and critical thinking as the two most important skills in its
“Future of Jobs” report.

MORE IMPORTANT THAN TECHNICAL SKILLS

Research also suggests that critical thinking skills are often considered even
more important than job-specific technical skills.

EXISTING TESTS DO NOT MAKE THE GRADE

Better understanding data enables businesses to better understand and
serve their customers.

Helping universities select the best candidates

SELECTING THE STUDENTS WHO WILL THRIVE

Questionmark Thinking Skills helps universities select the students who will
thrive and success on their university course.

IDENTIFYING CORE SKILLS

Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are core competencies in how
students approach complex challenges.

ASSESSING THE CORE SKILLS

Studies have shown strong correlations between candidates who score
highly on Thinking Skills admissions tests and those who achieve a first-class
degree.

USED BY THE BEST

Cambridge Assessment customers include some of the most selective
universities in the UK, such as the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
They also include leading universities around the world, such as Stockholm
School of Economics and Ashoka University.

Core features

DIRECT TESTING OF CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING

Many assessments test verbal and numerical literacy, which are only a proxy
for critical thinking and problem solving. Questionmark Thinking Skills
directly tests these skills.

SEPARATE SCORES FOR CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING

A distinct score is provided for each skill so organizations can select the
candidates whose skills match to relevant tasks and job roles.

PREDICTIVE ANALYSIS

Questionmark can work with customers to evaluate the effectiveness of the
assessment and build evidence that it predicts success.

AUTOMATED AND INSTANT MARKING

Results are instantly calculated and given to the assessor, and can be given
to the candidate.


SEAMLESS REVIEW AND DECISION MAKING

Assessors can make quick decisions on candidates by reviewing how well
they scored compared to the cohort.


COMBINED REPORTS

Questionmark Thinking Skills assessment results are available alongside
reports from bespoke assessments built by the customer.