ERIC Number: ED406523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Assessing Employability Skills.
Carey, Russell L.
This report describes how available measures/tests of employability skills were identified and analyzed to determine their suitability for evaluating the employability skills of students enrolled in Iowa vocational programs. Conclusions of this research are as follows: suitable measures are available for assessing the employability skills of elementary, high school, college, and adult students; and available measures use a variety of testing/assessment techniques and measure employability skills other than skills in reading for information, applied mathematics, listening, and writing. Descriptions of 41 available employability skill measures/tests constitute approximately 75% of this document. For each measure, the following are provided: intent, test population, testing time, form(s), description, special feature(s), cost, and source. The report contains 12 tables and 41 references are listed. Appendices include: lists of workplace basics, skills identified by the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills; unit and competency statements in the employability occupational competency analysis profile; combined sets of employability skills; competencies not selected for the occupational analysis profile, 11 publications containing model standards, achievement test batteries, publishers, and acronyms; diagram of thinking; outline of enabling thinking skills; examples of frameworks with applications of knowledge; and examples of items from different sources. (MN)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation.