ERIC Number: ED232407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Career/Vocational Assessment of California Students with Exceptional Needs. Critical Issues and Promising Practices.
Anderlini, Lyn Starr; Zittel, Gail
The report describes a sample of effective vocational assessment practices for handicapped students implemented in California. An introduction presents the challenges and difficulties of complying with federal and state legislation that mandate nondiscriminatory vocational assessment and the least restrictive placement. Alternatives to standardized vocational testing are considered (such as work samples and job performance assessments). Common practices are cited regarding assessment instruments, examiner expertise, and coordination of services. Potential improvements are also pointed out. Six projects are described in terms of critical issues, implementation/maintenance, outcomes, resources required (staff, equipment, training, and funds), and suggestions for improvement. Practices address such areas as job performance assessment, criterion referenced assessment, use of paraprofessionals to conduct assessments, and coordination of services between a department of rehabilitation and a school district's department of special education. (CL)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Vocational Evaluation
California State Department of Education, Publication Sales, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($4.00, plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.; Regional Resource Center West, Los Angeles, CA.