The California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) is an approved standardized test administered by ETSU to fulfill Quality Assurance Funding (QAF) Standard 1: General Education Assessment. The General Education Assessment is designed to provide incentives to institutions for improvement in the quality of their undergraduate general education program as measured by the performance of graduates on an approved standardized test of general education. Each year ETSU's average is compared to the national average for that year.
All undergraduate students graduating in the fall, spring, or summer semesters are required to take the CCTST, but some exemptions may apply. The CCTST is a 45 minute, 34-item, multiple-choice test that evaluates students’ ability to analyze, infer, explain, evaluate, and interpret information. Students are eligible to complete the CCTST after completing 96 credits. The CCTST is administered in-person within the University Testing Center, located on the first floor of Sherrod Library on ETSU's main campus and at off-campus instructional sites. For more information about completing the CCTST, please click the Student Guide link below.
Faculty and Staff have access to the CCTST results under the Faculty/Advisor Guide link below.
Contact: Megan Miller
Telephone: (423) 439-6712