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Test of Problem Solving – Third Edition – Elementary (TOPS-3)

The Test of Problem Solving – Third Edition – Elementary (TOPS-3; Huisingh, Bower, & LoGiudice, 2005) is a diagnostic test designed for children ages 6 through 12.

Overview

The TOPS-3 assesses critical thinking abilities based on students’ language strategies using color photographs. The six subtests address the following areas: Making Inferences, Predicting, Determining Causes, Sequencing, Negative Questions, and Problem Solving.

Summary

Author (yr) Age Range (yrs) Method of Administration/Format Approx. Time to Administer Subscales
​Test of Problem Solving – Third Edition – Elementary (TOPS-3) Huisingh, Bowers, & LoGiudice (2005) 6-12

Individually administered, norm-referenced assessment of critical thinking abilities based on students’ language strategies, using logic and experience

Consists of one examiner manual

Yields age equivalents, percentile rank, and standard score for each subtest as well as the total test

35 min.

Making Inferences, Sequencing, Negative Questions, Problem Solving, Predicting, Determining Causes

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