ERIC Number: ED446264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep-17
Reference Count: N/A
Tests and Other Assessments: Helping You Make Better Career Decisions.
Kump, Ann; Petersen, Pat; Fruin, Jerry; Koritko, Laurie; Ramsburger, Peter
This guide is designed to help the user better understand the different types of career assessments and how the user and others may want to use them to make career decisions. Information is presented in question and answer format. These topics are covered: how assessment tests can help; how assessments are used by counselors and employers; how tests can help one get licensed or credentialed for a job; what some different kinds of tests and assessment tools are; how the assessments and other tests will look; where one can go for testing; how to prepare for a test; what one should do when the testing day comes; what good test-taking strategies are; what the test scores mean; what to do if one needs to retest; what about testing for a person with a disability; and how long assessment scores can be used. Additional sources of information are appended, including information on specific tests; testing preparation services; general information; employment/career information; and the Americans with Disabilities Act. (YLB)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Certificates, Employment Services, Interest Inventories, Occupational Tests, Performance Tests, Personality Measures, Scores, Student Certification, Test Coaching, Test Wiseness
For full text: http://wdr.doleta.gov/opr/FULLTEXT/99-testassess.pdf. Also available to sensory impaired individuals upon request by calling: Tel: 202-219-7664 or TDD: 800-326-2577.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Occupational Information Network Development (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.; North Carolina Employment Security Commission, Raleigh.; Utah State Dept. of Employment Security, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990