EDUCATE INSIGHT Reasoning Skills Grades 6-8

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

EDUCATE INSIGHT Reasoning Skills Grades 6-8 assesses middle schoolers' critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills.

Main constructs measured

Cognitive competencies

Applicable grade levels

Grades 6-8

Publication year for the most recent version


Year originally developed


Related measures
Measure Administration


Method of administration

Paper/Pencil, Digital

Number of items


Item format

Selected response

Administration time

45 minutes

Available languages

English, Arabic, Farsi, Malay, Spanish

Fee for use Fee charged by developer
Credentials required for administration

Authorized school district representative or researcher.

Overall score reporting

The overall score is reported.

Subscore reporting

There are six subscores:

  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Deduction
  • Induction
  • Inference
  • Numeracy
Scoring procedures

Scoring services are available from the assessment developers.

Interpretive information

There are categorical interpretations of scores to indicate which scores are particularly strong and which are weak, as well as norm-referenced percentile rank scores.

Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected

Items/scales are piloted in target samples and validated in replicated studies (e.g., children at every K-12 grade level) to assure the performance of the assessments in the intended population.

Reliability evidence

Internal consistency estimates (Kuder-Richardson Formula 20) are greater than 0.70 (Personal correspondence).

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
The specified domain is critical thinking as defined by the APA Delphi study [see Reference below], a construct which integrates cognitive maneuvers known to be a component of this type of human reasoning process.
Evidence based on response processes
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on relations with other variables
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure

"Critical Thinking: A Statement of Expert Consensus for Purposes of Educational Assessment and Instruction ("The Delphi Report")," The American Philosophical Association, ERIC Doc. No. ED, 1990, pp. 315–423.


Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.