ERIC Number: ED117148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-28
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Differential Aptitude Testing Program in the Grossmont Union High School District.
Jacobson, Thomas J.
The Differential Aptitude Testing (DAT) Program was developed jointly by the Pupil Personnel Services Department of the Grossmont Union High School District and the San Diego County Regional Occupational Program. The purpose was to provide 10th grade students with individual aptitude information and techniques of career exploration for the purpose of making wise career decisions. The DAT program consisted of three stages: pretest orientation, testing, and interpretation. Specially designed materials were developed to assist counselors in each stage of the program. The DAT Interpretation booklet, specially developed by counselors in the Grossmont District, was the key to the program and tied the DAT scores, occupations, and sources of occupational information together to help students reach career decisions. To determine the effectiveness of the program, a questionnaire was developed for the students, parents, and school members involved. Similar questions were included on each questionnaire in the same numbering sequence so that the responses of each group could be compared. The overall results of the questionnaire revealed that parents, students, and staff were positive about the program. The student information booklet is included. (Author/DEP)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Decision Making, Grade 10, High Schools, Orientation Materials, Parent Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Teachers, Test Interpretation, Test Results, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA. Regional Occupational Program.
Authoring Institution: Grossmont Union High School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California