Indicators:Critical Thinking on Political/Community Issues

The survey is based on Lerner’s 5 Cs.  It measures the extent to which youth use critical thinking skills in their decision-making. 

This tool represents respondent’s ability to “critically analyze political messages” (p. 4).This tool was tested on 1,924 youth in grades 7 through 12, but most of the participating youth were in grades 11 and 12.  The participating youth were ages 12-18 ...

This tool provides a way to assess adolescents’ interest in politics by assessing their political communications with others (p. 22).This tool was tested on 1,924 youth in grades 7 through 12, but most of the participating youth were in grades 11 and 12.  ...