Assessment Forum – Monterey County

Instructions:  You have been asked to help design a career assessment program for your students. What are one or two assessments [formal or informal] you would use with your students? Make one original post and then respond to one classmate’s post. You will make a total of two posts.

5 thoughts on “Assessment Forum – Monterey County”

  1. melineh.kocharian says:

    I would do one informal and one formal. The informal would be what they want to do or what their interests are. The second would be formal testing such as WorkKeys etc. Assessing the formal test results can help guide the person in the right direction. People succeed at what they are good at. When you are good at something you enjoy doing it.

    1. lfrasca says:

      Hello Melineh,

      Work Keys is a great resource for participants. Assessments like these can help identify where a participant may need help or more assistance. Assessments that help a participant see what areas they would excel in, creates a mindset of success and gives them a sense of accomplishment. These tools are a great resource.

    2. ibecerra says:

      Hi Melineh,

      I agree with your statement that people succeed at what they are good at and when you are good at something, you enjoy doing it. The WorkKeys assessment is a great tool that highlights an individual’s job skills in reading, writing, mathematic and essential skills. The pros of WorkKeys assessment can overall benefit individuals with career placement and increase their opportunities with career change and professional advancement.

  2. lfrasca says:

    An informal assessment I would use for my participants would be card sorts. I would specifically utilize the Interest Profiler found on O*Net. This assessment has about 60 questions and a participant can answer based on how they feel on the prompt given (agree to disagree). Once the assessment is completed, O*Net will give a list of different job opportunities based on the results and give data on the success rate as well as income for that role. It also breaks down what is needed for the role, for example, education, experience level, etc. With this O*Net assessment, a participant can get an idea of what they want to peruse career-wise based on their passions and likes.

  3. ibecerra says:

    If I had to design a career assessment program for my participants, I would use the personality inventories category through the formal assessment. For the assessment, I would conduct an interview questionnaire with volunteers from either job employers or training providers. In these interview questionnaires, volunteers from actual employers and students from training schools will present a series of questions based off their experiences with the desired job occupation. I believe that this assessment can be most accurate when asked from individuals that are in the actual job/training setting. For example, interview questionnaires regarding training programs in specific occupations will allow the participant to gain insight on which training schools will best suit their needs like training setting, training material, schedule, workload, and the overall structure of the training program. I believe the same goes with interview questionnaires regarding the employers’ perspective. If the participant is asked a series of questions regarding work setting, work schedule, work information, and overall structure, it would make it easier for them to decide an appropriate career field.

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