:- This research is a descriptive study. Samples
were taken using simple random sampling technique.
Data were collected using a valid and reliable higher
order thinking ability test and supported by interviews.
The results show that the results of high-order thinking
skills of class VIII students based on total scores, basic
competencies, and cognitive levels indicate that class
VIII students of SMPN 1 Padang, students of VIII of
SMPN 8 Padang, and students of VIII of SMPN 7
Padang are included in the poor category.
2013 Curriculum, Higher Order Thinking Skills, Cognitive Level, Science Learning.