ERIC Number: ED267332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Work Interest Inventory for Special Education. WIISE Manual.
Facchini, Pamela Willard
This document is a manual for a work interest inventory to be used by examiners who want to identify the vocational preferences of special education students. The advantages of this test over others are stated to be the minimal perceptual skills and reading abilities needed to complete the answer sheet, depiction of work areas in which special education students have proven to be proficient and productive, depiction of interest areas offered by the school district, and interest areas marketable locally. The examiner's manual, test booklet, answer sheet, score sheet, and scoring grids needed are discussed. Ten vocational interests depicted in test booklet photographs are described, including photographs of students performing basic automotive, building maintenance, child care, clothing services, commercial bakery, commercial housekeeping, food preparation, food service, materials handling, and office skills jobs. Methods of taking, administering, and scoring the test are explained. A statistical analysis and results of a pilot test are presented. Procedures to adapt the inventory to local training and occupations available are described. An appendix includes descriptions of the vocational areas, the answer and score sheets, and data tables of the pilot test. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Career Awareness, Exceptional Persons, Interest Inventories, Special Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
Pamela Willard Facchini, c/o Josephine Brighton Skills Center, 4460 18th Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192.
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Josephine Brighton Skills Center, Wyandotte, MI.
Note: An accompanying test booklet consisting of 45 pairs of photographs was not included because of reproduction problems. It is available from the source below.