ERIC Number: ED327783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
A Career Development Module for Standardized Group Testing. Career Guidance Project, 1988-1989.
Van Riper, B. W.
This module was developed to introduce users of norm-referenced tests (NRT) to procedures for conducting a survey of personal resources and a review of career goals and objectives, and to provide incentives and opportunities for test takers to find a personal meaning and value in the use of test results and assessment. The activities within the module are predicated on the use of NRTs to facilitate choice and change rather than evaluating growth and development. Trainees are thus taught to help clients construct a Resources Hierarchy that can be applied to personal planning and choosing in career development. The module consists of three activities providing trainees opportunities to practice conducting a review of personal resources, introducing environmental resources, and establishing career goals and objectives. The first activity, "Strengths and Weaknesses," encourages trainees in standardized group testing to examine the nature and extent of their own personal resources. The second activity, "Resources Hierarchy," helps to give aim to potentiality discovered through test interpretation and assessment procedures. The third activity, "Change Strategy," provides test users in training with opportunities to help future clients to set goals for themselves by examining the design and implementation of short-term and long-term goals. References are included with each activity. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: N/A