ERIC Number: ED250448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Assessment for the Handicapped. Program Manual and Final Report.
Engleman, Marcia A.
This manual describes a process by which the pooling of resources, appropriate analyses, and utilization of vocational programs and personnel can be combined to provide a reasoned approach to the assessment of the training and employment potential of handicapped individuals. Section I begins with a review of the program that developed assessment competencies and provided vocational assessment within a vocational school setting to individuals with a variety of handicapping conditions. Other contents include job descriptions of essential staff for a vocational assessment program within a vocational school, referral/assessment procedures, and program recommendations. Section II describes these components of a comprehensive assessment program: medical, dexterity, psychological, and educational information and information on vocational aptitude and employability skills. Commercially prepared assessment tools that are available are listed. Section III discusses shop explorations and presents an example of a completed shop exploration. Section IV, on educational prescription, illustrates the process of moving from assessment data to recommendations. Materials of a sample vocational assessment include an assessment report score card, shop exploration form, task analysis sheets, and formal recommendations. The section concludes with other examples of assessment recommendations. Referral, assessment, and individual educational program forms are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Diagnostic Tests, Disabilities, Educational Diagnosis, Employment Potential, Individualized Education Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Schools, Work Sample Tests
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Authoring Institution: Northern Kentucky Vocational Region 7, Edgewood.