The Career Skills Assessment is
structured to assist the student, parent/guardian, teacher, counselor, and other team
members in the analysis of a students:
Evaluation is done primarily with hands-on
work samples and several paper/pencil tests.
Work samples are standardized, normed
assessment tools which meet reliability and validity criteria that are strictly adhered to
during the administration of the tests.
The Career Skills Assessments are performed
throughout the regular school year and scheduled collectively with the referral source.
Students are recommended for assessment by their guidance counselor, teacher, or other
staff member and parental/guardian permission is obtained before the evaluation begins.
A final, confidential report,
which is available only to the student, parent/guardian, and appropriate school personnel,
is written by the evaluator for the purpose of sharing the results of the assessment.
Included in this report are explanations and
interpretations of the students scores and suggestions for courses or programs which
may help the student prepare for his/her preferred career. The report also includes ways
he/she can learn more about certain career fields.
A conference is scheduled between the
evaluator, student, appropriate school personnel, and parents/guardians in order to
discuss the assessment report and answer any questions.
Located in D. Russel Lee
Career~Technology Center, the Career Skills Assessment lab provides student assessments
over a one or two day period.
Students are scheduled in the lab during the
school day and eat lunch at the career center.
A JVS bus provides transportation for the
student to and from D. Russel Lee Career~Technology Center. Off-site evaluations are also
arranged as needed.