Mary Ann Hanson, Christine Carvalho, and Matt Stewart Pearson; Bloomington, MN and London, England
Most cognitive assessments limit the time applicants have to answer test questions, so it is important to understand how a time limit affects what is being measured, test taker reactions, and the validity of a test.
The distinction between how quickly one can solve problems (speed) and how difficult the problems one can solve (level or power ) has been made in ability testing for years. In order to measure abilities in the power realm with fidelity, it is important that test takers have time to consider and attempt all items; in other words, it is important that speed is not a factor (e.g., Lu & Sireci, 2007, p. 29). This research, presented at SIOP 2019 focuses on the third edition of the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (Watson Glaser III).