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Assessment for the Career Education and Work Standards can take two forms. Some assessments help the school district, building, and/or organization plan for implementation. Other assessments help students understand themselves and the world of work.

Implementation Assessments

Assess Implementation Using Standards Statements

These surveys help identify what each teacher is doing to address the Career Education and Work Standards. Use them to determine current practice in your building or district. This data is helpful when conducting a gap analysis.

Assess Implementation Using I-Statements

These surveys help identify what each teacher is doing to address the I-Statements that can be used as the foundation for a student portfolio. Use them to determine current practice in your building or district. This data is helpful when conducting a gap analysis.

Gap Analysis

To record your findings from the surveys and identify where the organization needs to increase effort to implement the standards and where there are already best practices occurring in the organization that could be expanded to serve all students, use the gap analysis chart that follows.

Student Assessments

CareerZone Pennsylvania

CareerZone is the place to learn about the many exciting careers in Pennsylvania. It Includes access to 3 assessments.
  • Quick Assessment - Explore jobs that best match your personality. Are you realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, or conventional? Find out with this quick assessment. (Approximate completion time: 5 minutes)
  • Interest Profiler - Discover what your interests are, and how they relate to the world of work. The Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of occupations and jobs you might want to explore based on your interests. (Approximate completion time: 30 minutes)
  • Work Importance Profiler - What's important to you in a job? Discover how much you value achievement, independence, recognition, relationships, support, and working conditions in a job. Get a list of jobs that reflect your values. (Approximate completion time: 30 minutes) 

College Board

  • Majors and Careers Central - Learn about some of the over 600 majors and careers profiled at Explore college majors and careers.

Quintessential Careers

Career and Job-Hunting Tests and Quizzes for Job-Seekers
The Quintessential Careers Network of Career Sites offers job-seekers numerous free career, job-search, and job-hunting related tests and quizzes to help empower you to propel your career. How prepared are you for the job market or your next career move? Take one of the tests; take 'em all!

The Career and Postsecondary Encouragement Network -
A Division of Encouragement Services, Inc.

The Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) is an online guidance assessment designed to help counselors and other education support professionals document students' career and education needs, interests, and experiences. ESI has designed the assessments for the purpose of informing guidance and encouragement efforts that lead to improved educational attainment and career decision-making.
The UEP provides web-delivered guidance reports for individuals, cohorts, and selected groups of students.
Guidance reports
  • Enable targeted guidance and encouragement services
  • Identify students who are disengaged and at risk of dropping out or not continuing with education or training beyond high school
  • Provide a rationale and justification for program development - see at a glance the more popular student preferences for guidance and support services
  • Document the effects of guidance programming efforts
  • Inform parents/guardians and other care-givers in assisting youth to realize education and career goals
Through using the UEP assessments, you will have critical data to
  • Identify students in need of guidance services
  • Inform guidance program development
  • Link education with postsecondary planning, workforce preparation, and career development
The assessment currently is available in English and Spanish in two forms: Form 1 is recommended for use with middle school/junior high school students ages 13 and up in grades 7-8. Form 2 is recommended for use with high school students ages 13 and up in grades 9-12. School or program registration is an online process that takes less than five minutes. Students generally take 10-20 minutes to complete the online assessments.

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