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ERIC Number: ED338813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 131
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of Texas Guidance and Counseling Practices, Activities, and Services Currently Used in Texas for Compliance with Title II, Part A, Section 204(c) of Public Law 98-524. Final Report.
North Texas Univ., Denton.
A project assessed current counseling activities, services, and programs in grades 7 and 8 that address vocational interest and aptitude assessment for handicapped and disadvantaged students. Staff developed a description of vocational assessment instruments available to public schools and a guide for interpreting and using vocational assessment data. The description of vocational assessment instruments and the guide were made part of a vocational assessment handbook. Survey data and knowledge acquired in the development of the handbook were used to develop a sample guidance program containing practices needed to comply with Public Law 98-524. Recommendations were made regarding selection of vocational assessment instruments, in-service sessions, and use of vocational assessment information by vocational and special education personnel. (The brief report is followed by these appendixes: (1) a list of project advisory committee members; (2) results of a state-level survey to assess Texas guidance and counseling practices; (3) vocational assessment instrument information on 35 commercial instruments--multiple aptitude tests, interest surveys and inventories, adaptive behavior measures, and combined instruments and work samples--listing title, publisher, population, purpose and description, administration and scoring, scales/scores, norms, reliability and validity, comments, and cost; (4) interpretation and use of assessment data information in the form of the final, complete section as it appears in the handbook; and (5) information on establishing a counseling program designed to fulfill Carl D. Perkins guidelines.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: North Texas Univ., Denton.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984