ERIC Number: ED485703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Career Planning Begins with Assessment: A Guide for Professionals Serving Youth with Educational and Career Development Challenges
Timmons, Joe; Podmostko, Mary; Bremer, Christine; Lavin, Don; Wills, Joan
Institute for Educational Leadership
In this guide, transition is defined as the period of time when adolescents are moving into adulthood. This guide is designed to (a) help youth and the adults who work with them understand the role of assessment in transition and (b) describe ways to collect and use data that will lead to informed choices based on accurate assessment of each individual's assets. This guide will serve as a resource for multiple audiences within the workforce development system. It will be useful to policymakers, administrators, and a wide variety of youth service practitioners including teachers, transition coordinators, counselors, work experience coordinators, tutors, job placement specialists, and job coaches. The guide can be used in many settings including secondary and postsecondary education programs, school-to-work programs, school-to-work transition programs, One-Stop workforce centers, youth employment programs, community rehabilitation programs, and community-based organizations that serve youth and young adults, ages 14 to 25.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Adolescents, Federal Legislation, Young Adults, Vocational Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Psychological Evaluation, Career Planning, Medical Evaluation, Accessibility (for Disabled), Test Selection, Measures (Individuals), Labor Force Development, Agency Cooperation
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Disability Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504); Social Security Act; Workforce Investment Act 1998
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; Conners Rating Scales; General Educational Development Tests; Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement; Myers Briggs Type Indicator; Peabody Individual Achievement Test; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery; Behavior Assessment System for Children; SAT (College Admission Test); Self Directed Search; Stanford Achievement Tests; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale; Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test; TerraNova Multiple Assessments; Test of Adult Basic Education; Test of English as a Foreign Language; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Wide Range Achievement Test; Woodcock Diagnostic Reading Battery; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability; Woodcock Language Proficiency Battery; Woodcock Reading Mastery Test; Work Keys (ACT)