ERIC Number: ED118593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
AAMD-Becker Reading-Free Vocational Interest Inventory Manual [and Male and Female Inventories].
Becker, Ralph L.
The AAMD-Becker Reading-Free Vocational Interest Inventory is a non-reading vocational preference test for use with mentally retarded persons, particularly the educable mentally retarded at the high school level. Illustrations having occupational significance are presented in forced-choice format for selections. The instrument helps to identify areas in which individuals have vocational interests, thus aiding counselors in the vocational planning, training, or job placement of individuals. Scores are provided in eleven male and eight female interest areas. Male interests are automotive, building trades, clerical, animal care, food service, and patient care. Female interest areas are laundry service, light industrial, clerical, personal service, food service, and Patient care. Scores in each male and female interest area are derived from pictorial items presented in 55 male triads and 40 female triads in separate inventory booklets. The Inventory is available as a consumable booklet for hand scoring and includes an Individual Profile Sheet to interpret results. It can be administered within a 45-minute class period. The manual provides information on administering, scoring and interpreting the test, as well as the development of norms, intercorrelations of the scales, reliability, and validity. (RC)
Descriptors: Females, Guides, High School Students, Males, Mild Mental Retardation, Norms, Occupational Tests, Scoring, Secondary Education, Semiskilled Occupations, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Testing, Unskilled Occupations, Visual Measures, Vocational Interests
American Association on Mental Deficiency, 5201 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20015 (Manual, $6.00; Tests $1.00 each, $8.00 for 10)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association on Mental Deficiency, Washington, DC.