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1 Administering the O*NET Ability Profiler Dr. Janet E. Wall Senior Trainer, ONET Academy Dr. Janet E. Wall Senior Trainer, ONET Academy An O*NET Academy Briefing
2 Relax and Enjoy Session will be recorded and archived Can listen to the session again at http://www.onetacademy.com http://www.onetacademy.com Can download slides Come in with questions as you have them
3 Part 2 of 3 3 part series –Introduction to the O*NET Tools and the Ability Profiler (30 July) –How to Administer the Ability Profiler (31 July) –How to Interpret the Ability Profiler (1 August) After attending all 3 sessions – certificate of completion Any session stands on its own
4 Session 2 - Learning Objectives Review available Ability Profiler materials Specify the contents of the O*NET Ability Profiler Discuss your administration options Review content and administration details of each subtest Announce availability of other support products
5 Three Instruments O*NET Interest Profiler O*NET Work Importance Locator/Profiler O*NET Ability Profiler
6 O*NET Career Exploration Tools ToolFormatPurpose O*NET Interest Profiler Paper/PencilWork-related Interests O*NET Interest Profiler Standalone or Network Work-related Interests O*NET Work Importance Locator Paper/PencilWhat is Important in a Job (Values) O*NET Work Importance Profiler Standalone or Network What is Important in a Job (Values) O*NET Ability Profiler Paper/PencilWhat Individual Can Do Well (Ability)
7 Eleven Subtests power testsspeeded tests Non-Psychomotor (paper/pencil) Psychomotor Part 1: Arithmetic ReasoningPart 7: Mark-Making (paper/pencil) Part 2: VocabularyPart 8: Place Part 3: Three-Dimensional Space Part 9: Turn Part 4: ComputationPart 10: Assemble Part 5: Name ComparisonPart 11: Disassemble Part 6: Object Matching
8 Administration and Testing Materials AdministrationTesting (for the test taker) User’s GuideAP Form 1: A Tool for Career Exploration (test booklet) Administration ManualAP Answer Sheet Record of Apparatus ScoresPart 7 – Mark Making Answer Sheet Three-Dimensional Space Cutouts Using Your O*NET AP Results (score report) Automated Scoring SoftwareApparatus for Dexterity Tests
9 Proper Use Developed only for career exploration, career counseling Not for job selection or selection into job training programs Administered to 1 or more persons Paper/pencil only
10 Administration Basics – Administrator-Examinee Ratio Parts 1-6 – one administrator to 10 examinees; one assistant for every additional 10 examinees Parts 7-11 – one administrator to 5 examinees; one assistant for every additional 5 examinees
11 Administration Options Option 1All 11 subtests (2.5 hours) Use if information is required about all occupations including those that need psychomotor skills Option 26 Paper- Pencil and Mark Making (1.5 – 2 hours) 7 tests total Use if information is not needed about occupations that require manual dexterity or finger dexterity, but do need motor coordination Option 36 Paper- Pencil Tests (1.5 – 2 hours) Use when information is not needed about occupations that require motor coordination, manual dexterity, or finger dexterity
12 Administration Basics - Standardized Testing Administration directions and timing must be followed exactly; give the tests in order and according to directions (power before speeded) Paper pencil tests always come before psychomotor
13 Testing Environment Provide an environment whereby all examinees can perform their best –comfortable –well lighted –quiet –well ventilated
14 Examinee Requirements Examinees –should be at least 16 years old –can read English at at least the 6 th grade level –have not taken the test for the past 6 months –should all be treated the same (except for needed accommodations for persons with disabilities)
15 Making Reasonable Accommodations Timing of Test – May give extra time for the power tests (Parts 1 Arithmetic Reasoning, 2 Vocabulary, 3 Three-Dimensional Space), not for speeded tests Print Size – May increase the point size for Parts 1, 2, 3, and 5 (power tests + Name Comparison) Directions – encourage examinees to ask questions related to the directions
16 Other Accommodations Can make other accommodations so that the test is measuring the job-related abilities, not the disability –assistance with answer sheet –steadying/locking down a wheelchair See AAC/ARCA document (Pre-Employment Testing and the ADA) for further information (http://www.home.earthlink.net/~sagesolutionshttp://www.home.earthlink.net/~sagesolutions “Free Downloads” – Pre Employment Testing and the ADA Assessing Individuals with Disabilities in Educational, Employment and Counseling Settings (APA, 2002)
20 Vocabulary Power Test – 19 items in 8 minutes Example Items For each question, choose the two words that are either most nearly the same in meaning or most nearly the opposite in meaning. For each question, fill in the oval under the letter combination of your answer
32 Place – Manual Dexterity Object is to move pegs from holes in top section of board to the corresponding holes in the bottom section of the board Examinee gets a practice trial Examinee gets 3 trials Total score is the sum of the 3 trials. Timing of 15 seconds per trial is IMPORTANT!!
33 Starting Position Bottom of apparatus is a the edge of table.
34 Step 1 – Two Pegs in Corresponding Hole Use both hands!
61 O*NET AP Administrators Training Tools Online Self-Assessment Quiz ! Gauge your understanding of what it takes to successfully administer the Ability Profiler. Downloadable Lunch and Learn Training Packet Includes PowerPoint Slides, FAQs, Administrator Checklist, and Scenarios for Group Discussion www.onetacademy.com Check out onetcenter.org for more information
62 Supporting Webinars How to Download and Use the O*NET Interest Profiler and Work Importance Profiler Overview of the O*NET Ability Profiler How to Administer the O*NET Ability Profiler How to Interpret the Ability Profiler O*NET for Job Seekers and Students New Enhancements to O*NET O*NET Tools for School Counselors O*NET Tools for the Older Worker O*NET Tools for the Military Member in Transition Linking Education, Occupations, and Pay