ERIC Number: ED368901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Differential Aptitude Test: A Data Source for Reinforcement of Educational/Occupational Choices for Special Population Enrollees.
Martin, Margaree C.; Brown, Arthur
This document describes the systematic approach used at Philips High School (PHS) in Birmingham, Alabama, to collect, store, and use various diagnostic tools when assisting special population enrollees with choices influencing their educational/occupational goals. It explains how the Differential Aptitude Test (DAT) is used in combination with interest surveys, course selection sheets, other instruments, and input from parents and teachers to recruit students with varied interests, aptitudes, and goals and to place those students in the proper courses and, when necessary, provide them with remedial support through a computer-assisted basic skills program that can be implemented through PHS's vocational education department. The document contains the following materials explaining the PHS program to reinforce educational/occupational choices for special population enrollees: description of the DAT and its components; definitions of the various categories under the heading of special population enrollees; procedures/guidelines for analyzing DAT and Career Interest Inventory results and interpreting DAT/Career Interest Inventory results; available remediation support; a table cross-referencing course offerings, aptitudes, and occupational groups; and sample educational plans developed for three students. (MN)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Career Choice, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Selection (Students), Disabilities, Educational Diagnosis, Guidelines, High Schools, Interest Inventories, Remedial Instruction, Student Educational Objectives, Student Placement, Systems Approach, Test Interpretation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Career Interest Inventory (Thomas); Differential Aptitude Test
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Nashville, TN, December 1993).