ERIC Number: ED186485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Client Assessment: A Manual for Employment and Training Agencies. Volume 1: Introduction to Assessment Program Development.
Backer, Thomas E.
To comply with the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) and with explicit federal guidelines for equal employment opportunity, local employment and training agencies funded by CETA need to develop client assessment programs. This volume and its companion are designed for this purpose. Five original program descriptions, and findings from large-scale surveys by Mark Battle Associates and A.L. Nellum and Associates are discussed to identify current practices, problems, and possible solutions. Both surveys indicated that the General Aptitude Test Battery was the most widely used instrument. A major problem is the lack of validated instruments for the typically disadvantaged client; the GATB is no exception. To anticipate problems or evaluate existing programs, a conceptual model of assessment and checklist for planning in-house or subcontracted programs are presented. (The appendix describes relevant reference works and information systems). (CP)
Descriptors: Adults, Employment Counselors, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Evaluation Needs, Job Training, Occupational Tests, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Testing Programs
ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541 (Vol. 1 $4.50, Vols. 1 and 2 $7.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act