ERIC Number: ED178707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
A Career Planning Inventory for Adults. April 1, 1978-June 30, 1979.
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
The Adult Career Planning Inventory (ACPI) was designed to elicit from clients their self-perceptions of aptitudes, interests, past experience, physical abilities, and education, and to compare these perceptions with actual job requirements as taken from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT). The ACPI is a reusable eight-page booklet (enclosed) of statements, preferences, and interests which might apply to a client. Answers are recorded on a computer card to be processed, whereupone client receives results in the form of a one-page summary profile that may include up to twelve computer-originated additional job possibilities and an explanation sheet. The client may then examine the results either alone or with a counselor's help, the counselor having access to the forty-page Administration and Interpretation Guide (enclosed, as is also the Spanish version of the ACPI). The guide includes interfacing with all appropriate information components of the California Occupational Information System. All adults wanting help with education and career planning can use ACPI and can use the results to make more informed and realistic occupational decisions through the matching of client characteristics with DOT information, and the deliberate exclusion of any bias based on sex, culture, or handicap. The ACPI was field tested with 1,500 individuals before final approval, while third party evaluation (summary enclosed) found the materials professionally done, replicable, and meeting or exceeding expected objectives. (CP)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adults, Attitude Measures, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Decision Making, Interest Inventories, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Profiles, Self Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California