ERIC Number: ED392919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Career Preparation Assessment. Portfolio Guidelines.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
This guide contains the materials and guidelines required to complete a Career Preparation Assessment (CPA) portfolio, which is a classroom-tested, employer-validated, performance-based assessment of career readiness skills for use by all high school students. The guide is divided into two parts. Part 1 is an overview of the CPA process that includes information on the following topics: the history and objectives of CPA; usefulness of a CPA to students, teachers, employers, and parents; the personal, interpersonal, thinking/problem-solving, communication, employment literacy, and technological literacy skill standards constituting the Career Preparation Standards (CPS) on which the CPA is based; CPS activities; and the role CPA in future employment and training applications/interviews. Part 2 of the guide contains examples of and specific instructions for completing the following portfolio components: personal statement, resume, application, letter of recommendation, work samples, writing samples, and interpersonal skills evaluation. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Communication Skills, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Guidelines, High Schools, Interpersonal Competence, Occupational Safety and Health, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Problem Solving, Records (Forms), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Standards, Technological Literacy, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.