ERIC Number: ED106654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Assessment Systems: Application in Programs Serving Special Needs Populations.
Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Special Needs Section.
A two-day workshop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, organized by the Special Needs Section, Iowa Department of Public Instruction reviewed commercial vocational assessment systems for possible inclusion in educational programs in secondary public schools, area vocational and community colleges, and correctional institutions. The document consists of compilations of workshop presentations as well as supplementary information on the Wide Range Achievement Test, APEX (American Paper Exporters Association), and Talent Assessment Programs. Four presentations were related to the Singer Graflex System and its uses for career exploration as well as for mentally retarded and correctional programs. Two presentations covered JEVS (Jewish Employment and Vocational Service, Philadelphia) work sample battery and its implications for community colleges. One described the Tower (Institute for Crippled and Disabled, New York) system of vocational evaluation, while another provided a JEVS/Singer Graflex/Tower comparison. A concluding section by the Chief, Special Needs Section, provides workshop observations and implications. The workshops indicated no specific vocational assessment system provides total comprehensive evaluation; each system has its strengths and weaknesses. Tool handling success is dependent upon evaluator skill with clients. Likewise, various assessment systems have different implications with special needs groups. (Descriptive information is accurate as of March, 1973). (EA)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Community Colleges, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Disabilities, Evaluation, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Regional Schools, Rehabilitation Counseling, Secondary Schools, Systems Approach, Testing, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Schools, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Special Needs Section.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa