ERIC Number: ED306728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Assessment in the School Setting: A Curriculum Based Model. Secondary Transition and Employment Project: STEP.
Baumgart, Diane; Perino, Daniel M.
The guide, developed by the Secondary Transition and Employment Project (STEP) in Idaho, describes a rationale and model for implementing secondary/vocational assessment of students with disabilities that is integrated with curriculum and transition strategies. Assessment and curricular strategies are particularly intended for students in rural and sparsely populated areas and can be implemented at both the junior and senior high levels. The manual aids in the review of current vocational assessment strategies being used, the review of forms and procedures used in the curriculum, and the implementation of a longitudinal curriculum-based informal assessment process. Stressed throughout is the importance of assessment being continuous and longitudinal, beginning well before graduation, interacting with the curriculum, being criterion-referenced, and relying on direct observation and data. Specific curriculum phases are linked with specific assessment levels as follows: Phase I--Career exploration and assessment of functional skills; Phase II--Work exploration and assessment of career and vocational interests; and Phase III--Career focus and assessment of career and job employability. The major portion of the document consists of the appendix which contains an overview of the vocational assessment procedures as well as forms used at each of the assessment levels. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Idaho State Council on Developmental Disabilities.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ., Moscow. Dept. of Special Education.