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ERIC Number: ED089191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 34
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Career Guidance Service and ASVAB.
Pastrana, Ronald R.
This report documents and evaluates the efforts of Walt Whitman High School to provide career information and guidance to its students. The Career Guidance Service is composed of three elements: (1) Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Testing; (2) Career Workshop; and (3) Career Information Resource Center. The ASVAB is a group of nine paper and pencil tests that are combined into groups of two or more tests called Aptitude Areas. A single score is computed for each area. Justification for using ASVAB is based on the common knowledge that different occupations require different aptitudes, therefore, tests that measure specific aptitudes may predict success or failure with more accuracy than general intelligence or overall ability tests. The Career Workshop provides the student with updated and relevant information from a variety of people in the field. The Career Information Resources Center consists of reading materials, records, tapes, slides, and assorted free materials. The three elements of the Career Guidance Service provide a variety of experiences to help the student develop his ability to make tentative career choices based on realistic information about himself and the world of work. (Author/RWP)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery