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It is a: Computerized Career Assessment, Reporting System That measures both aptitude and career interest to help adults begin the career or educational.

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2 It is a: Computerized Career Assessment, Reporting System That measures both aptitude and career interest to help adults begin the career or educational planning process.

3 What does it Measure? Interest Inventory – Helps to target key areas of Interest. It measures and identifies a user’s attraction to careers that correspond to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Interest Areas. Artistic Accommodating Industrial Plants/Animals Lead/Influence Selling Mechanical Scientific Humanitarian Business Detail Protective Physical Performing

4 Critical Aptitudes – The aptitudes measured are the most critical for today’s high growth and high replacement rate occupations, as well as for the emerging careers of the 21 st century. The aptitudes measured are: General Learning Ability Spatial Aptitude Verbal Aptitude Form Perception Numerical Aptitude Clerical Perception

5 The versatility allows for assessment of one or more people at the same time, and customers can proceed at their own comfortable pace. It is self-administered, customers work on different workstations, and the entire assessment process takes only 60 minutes or less to complete. The Interest Inventory includes work activity statements to which the customer responds with one of three choices: LIKE?DISLIKE Each of the items draws from one of the twelve GOE (Guide for Occupational Exploration) interest areas. The 145 items must be answered and it is not timed.

6 CareerScope’s powerful and flexible reporting system allows you to tailor output to address the needs of both the customer and professional staff. There are 3 reports that can be obtained from the CareerScope Assessment: ◦ Assessment Profile ◦ Counselor Report ◦ Summary Report

7 Assessment Profile – provides easy-to-understand score displays, graphs, and explanations, as well as career recommendations that focus upon the integration of the customer’s aptitude and interest profiles. Counselor Report- provides the counselor with a quick overview of pertinent assessment information in a tabular format. Summary Report – is a graphical overview of assessment information.

8 There are 7 assessment tasks to be completed: Pattern Visualization Numerical Reasoning Word Meanings Computation Object Identification Abstract Shape Matching Clerical Matching

9 The ability to “catch on” or understand instructions and underlying principles; the ability to reason and make judgments. Assessment Tasks: Pattern Visualization- 30 items Numerical Reasoning- 23 items Word Meanings- 30 items

10 The ability to understand the meaning of words and to use them effectively. Ability to comprehend language, to understand relationships between words, and to understand the meanings of whole sentences and paragraphs. Assessment Task: Word Meanings- 30 items

11 The ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately. Assessment Task: Computations – 30 items Numerical Reasoning – 23 items

12 The ability to perceive pertinent detail in objects or in pictorial or graphic material. Ability to make visual comparisons and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines. Assignment Tasks: Object Visualization – 30 items Abstract Shape Matching – 30 items

13 The ability to think visually of geometric forms and to comprehend the two- dimensional representation of three- dimensional objects. The ability to recognize the relationships resulting from the movement of objects in space. Assessment Task: Pattern Visualization – 30 items

14 The ability to perceive pertinent detail in verbal or tabular material. Ability to observe differences in copy to proofread words and numbers, and to avoid perceptual errors in arithmetic computation. Assignment Task: Clerical Matching- 30 items

15 Refer to your handout for examples of report results and recommendations. For further information contact: Beverly Duncan

16  Non-automated assessment tools used by Region 8 for WIA and Welfare Transition customers are available on the flash drive you received in your Summit package.


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