If students receive testing accommodations according to their IEP or 504 Plan, you will want to ensure you comply with their needs. These may include:

  • A distraction-free setting
  • Braille or large-print booklets
  • A notetaker
  • Read-aloud or screen reading technology
  • Multiple or frequent breaks
  • Extended time on an assessment
  • Multiple or frequent breaks

Plan ahead of time to ensure that you are prepared to give students the accommodations they need. The students’ teacher will be a good resource for helping you to determine the best delivery procedure.

Examples of career assessments to match students’ needs

Reading-Free Vocational Interest Inventory – https://www.parinc.com/Products/Pkey/6526

  • Is a Formal assessment
  • 80 full-colored illustrations to choose from (takes 15-30 minutes to administer)
  • Students select pictures of individuals engaged in occupational scenarios that reflect their likes and dislikes
  • Results align the student with one of the 16 career clusters
  • Format is paper and pencil or online
  • Cost: $150 for RFVII-3 Complete Kit (includes User’s Manual, 25 Inventory Booklets, Access Code Sheet, Online Administration and Scoring)

Picture Interest Career Survey – https://www.jist.com/content/picture-interest-career-survey-third-edition

  • Is a Formal assessment
  • 36 questions (takes about 15 minutes to administer)
  • Students choose from three different pictures of work environments
  • Results include a profile that contains career information and potential job matches
  • Format is paper and pencil
  • Cost: $96.95 for a package of 25 (price decreases with additional quantities)

Photo Career Quiz – https://www.truity.com/test/photo-career-quiz

  • Is an Informal assessment
  • 30 questions (takes about 5-10 minutes to administer)
  • Students select an image from a pair of photos that appeals to them the most
  • Results provide a top interest career type, and ratings (high, medium, low) among other interest areas
  • Format is online
  • Cost: Free

Career One Stop –  https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/Careers/Interest-Assessment-Questions.aspx

  • Is an Informal assessment
  • 30 questions (takes about 5-10 minutes to administer)
  • Students select a response from strong dislike to strongly like for each activity
  • Results provide a list of careers that might be a good fit
  • Format is online
  • Cost: Free

Learning Styles (with images) – https://arden.ac.uk/what-type-learner-are-you

  • Is an Informal assessment
  • 10 questions (takes 5 minutes or less to administer)
  • Students select a response with a photo
  • Results provide the top learning style with a description of that learning style
  • Format is online
  • Cost: Free

Learning Styles –  http://www.educationplanner.org/students/self-assessments/learning-styles-quiz.shtml

  • Is an Informal assessment
  • 20 questions (takes 5-10 minutes to administer)
  • Students select 1 of 3 options for each question
  • Results provide a breakdown of the 3 main learning styles (for example: 55% auditory, 25% visual, 10% tactile)
  • Format is online
  • Cost: Free

Self-determination – https://www.ou.edu/content/dam/Education/documents/miscellaneous/air-self-determination-scale-student-form.pdf

  • Is an Informal assessment
  • 24 items (takes 10-15 minutes)
  • Students select response from never to always for each statement
  • Results show levels of self-determination in different environments (home and school)
  • Format is paper and pencil
  • Cost: Free

Self-determination with read aloud feature – https://sdiprdwb.ku.edu/consent.php?rf=ot&sg=s

  • Is an Informal assessment
  • 21 items (takes 10-15 minutes)
  • Students toggle bar between agree and disagree for statements
  • Results show levels of self-determination for “deciding”, “acting”, and “believing”
  • Format is online
  • Cost: Free