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specified sample from the ATI data pool) whose scores are the same as or lower than your composite score. Percentile Rank- Program: A program percentile rank refers to the proportion of test takers from your specific type of nursing program (within a specified sample from the ATI data pool) whose scores were the same as or lower than your composite score. NA: Data not available Major Characteristics of each Critical Thinking Skill: Interpretation: to understand, comprehend, decipher, and explain the meaning of written materials, verbal and nonverbal communications, empirical data, and graphics. Analysis: to examine, organize, categorize, or prioritize variables such as signs and symptoms, evidence, facts, research findings, concepts, ideas, beliefs, and points of view. Inference: to draw conclusions based on evidence, to differentiate between conclusions/hypotheses that are logically or evidentially necessary and those that are merely possible or probable and to identify knowledge gaps or needs. Explanation: to explain, in writing or orally, the assumptions and reasoning processes followed in reaching conclusions, and to justifying one’s reasoning/conclusions in terms of evidence, concepts, methodologies, or contextual considerations. Evaluation: to assess the credibility of sources of information, to assess the strength of evidence, to assess the relevance, significance, value or applicability of information in relation to a specific situation, and to assess information for biases, stereotypes, and clichés. Self-Regulation: to continuously monitor, reflect on, and to question one’s own thinking, to reconsider interpretations or judgments as appropriate based on further analysis of facts or added information and to examine one’s own views with sensitivity to the possible influence of personal biases or self-interest.
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