ERIC Number: ED345035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-30
Career Assessment Instruments: A State-of-the-Art Review.
Kapes, Jerome T.; And Others
This paper reports on a study undertaken to discover what instruments were available for use in career assessment. The study population was all sources of information that listed or described career assessment instruments. To identify those instruments used with special populations, a survey was sent to all regional service centers in Texas for distribution to school districts. Instruments were classified into the seven categories used by Kapes and Mastie (1988): multiple aptitudes, interests, work values, career development/maturity, combined assessment, personality, and special populations. Results from all sources identified 302 instruments in the seven categories. Following the six-page report, 10 tables are attached. Table 1 reports results of the three studies previously conducted to determine the most used career assessment instruments. Table 2 is an alphabetical listing of the 169 instruments reviewed or briefly described by Kapes and Mastie with category and level of use. Table 3 represents 92 instruments added to the original list. It includes the category, test name, and publisher. Table 4 lists 41 instruments added from all other sources, with category, significant publisher information, and comments. Tables 5-8 report survey results and list instruments used in the categories of aptitude, interest, combination, and work samples. Tables 9 and 10 report instruments most used along with opinions about their use. (YLB)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Interest Inventories, Material Development, Occupational Tests, Personality Measures, Special Needs Students, State of the Art Reviews, Test Construction, Values, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Interests, Vocational Maturity, Work Sample Tests
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Educational Research Association (Houston, TX, January 30, 1992). For the related Kapes and Mastie study, see ED 301 597.