ERIC Number: ED201750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Diagnostic Vocational Assessment for Special Needs Student Candidates for Vocational Training.
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational School District, Upton, MA.
A project was conducted to bridge the gap between the coneptualized model of vocational evaluation within a rehabilitation framework and the needs of a changing career development model within an educational setting. The project focus was on ascertaining the state of the art of vocational assessment of special needs individuals, then building a viable evaluation model for use within the students' continuum of educational services. This document is the product of the first phase of the study, a search of existing literature and program models, organized into a systematic information storage and retrieval system containing information collected from books, journals, bibliographies, site visits, etc. Section I of the document lists the literature of vocational assessment of special needs. It is divided into eight subdivisions: vocational assessment models; instruments and systems; world of work; instruction; student needs; counseling; administrative issues; and bibliographies. Section II lists and describes instruments and systems. Part 1 of this section contains listings of individual instruments used to assess factors falling into one of five groups: vocational skills; interests; academic skills; behavior/attitudes; and career planning. Part 2 contains listings of the major vocational assessment systems, under the same five headings. Section III provides information on commercial and nonprofit sources of instruments and systems, while Section IV describes programs of vocational assessment in operation in schools, human service organizations, etc. Included are lists of key individuals, results, and preferences. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Career Education, Career Planning, Diagnostic Tests, Disabilities, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Instruction, Job Skills, Models, Publications, Reference Materials, Resource Materials, Resources, School Administration, School Counseling, School Readiness Tests, Secondary Education, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Interests, Student Needs, Students, Test Selection, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational School District, Upton, MA.