ERIC Number: ED338813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Compliance (Legal), Data Interpretation, Disabilities, Disadvantaged Youth, Grade 7, Grade 8, Guidance Programs, Junior High Schools, Mainstreaming, Material Development, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Test Reviews, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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