ERIC Number: ED255783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Career Guidance's I.Q.
Olson, Gerald T.
The Career Guidance I.Q. (Indicator of Quality) Test was developed as an aid in assessing career guidance programs' processes and outcomes as they relate to educational excellence. Eight distinct goals (three programmatic, five student outcome), developed from a survey of current career guidance literature, form the basis of the 35-item instrument. An effective program has the following characteristics: (1) facilitates the involvement of teachers, guidance technicians, career counselors, students and parents; (2) increases students' knowledge of socioeconomics, labor market trends, and employability skills, and enables them to view career development as a life process; (3) prepares students to cope with changes in society and occupations; (4) prepares students for leisure time activities; (5) assists them with a satisfactory work adjustment; (6) establishes community partnerships with business, industry, postsecondary schools, and other organizations; (7) provides relevant occupational, educational, and financial aids information, and training opportunities; and (8) avoids the effects of bias, sexism, racism, and stereotyping. The instrument facilitates self-assessment of these eight characteristics as to degree of effectiveness: high, medium, or low. (The Career Guidance I.Q. Test is included in Appendix A, and a comparative summary table indicating the source for each of the test items is included in Appendix B.) (NRB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Career Guidance, Coping, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Leisure Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship, School Guidance, Student Needs, Student Participation, Teacher Participation, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California; Career Guidance IQ Test