Vocational Testing & Evaluation - Education

Vocational testing and evaluations are useful tools that are used to examine which career or occupation is the best match to a person’s abilities, interests and personality. Often used at the high school level to help graduating students decide on a post-secondary avenue, this assessment tool can also be used for adults contemplating a career change. Companies may use vocational testing to help place employees in roles that best suit their strengths, or to help start them at an appropriate level within the organization. Do you have a child at home who is starting to look at post-secondary education, but is having trouble choosing an education or career path? Are you unemployed, and need help deciding on which jobs to apply for that you are most likely to match well with? Or are you mid-way through your career, and would like to make a change? A vocational evaluation might be able to help point you in the right direction. Our resources are a great place to start.

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Testing and assessment in vocational education

Educational Measurement and Evaluation

Imparting knowledge is one thing and measuring the same is another. Similarly, perfect teaching is one thing and evaluating the learners is another. In fact, for measurement and evaluation of the level of knowledge of learners requires a particular acumen and a different skills. In today s educational world, the scholars have accorded the status of an art to the capability of an educator or teacher, which he or she possesses and exhibits in testing and ranking his or her pupils at various intervals of time. Now, we find expert evaluators and examiners, who specialise in conducting different tests, and examinations. In fact, all teachers, should master this skills. However, this is a new stream, which demands flawless methods and techniques for carrying out the exercises, known as Evaluation and Measurement.

Testing and Assessment in Counseling Practice

The primary purpose of this revision remains identical to that of the first edition--to show how key personality, cognitive/behavioral, and vocational tests/assessment procedures can be used by counselors in their work with clients. Too often, assessment books only provide the reader with information about tests and assessment procedures. They do not, however, take the next step--showing readers how these tests/assessment procedures can be used and integrated into the actual work of counseling. This revision is designed to fill that void. Chapter authors, all of whom are experts in their respective topic areas, share the theoretical and research backgrounds about a particular test/assessment procedure and then provide a case example or examples to show how assessment data can be meaningfully incorporated into the counseling process.

New Approaches To Measurement And Evaluation

Testing and assessment in vocational education.

Using alternative assessments in vocational education

Describes and analyzes new practices for assessing student performance in vocational education.

Competence Development and Assessment in TVET (COMET)

Theoretical Framework and Empirical Results

The transferability of vocational education and training qualifications across international borders is a live issue in this heterogeneous field. Key to this goal is defining a common methodology for measuring vocational competences. This publication sets out a proposal for just that, based on the results of a pilot project known as ‘COMET’ on competence diagnostics in the field of electrical engineering. The study deploys longitudinal analysis to explore issues of competence development, the development of vocational identity, and occupational commitment. It focuses on two discrete occupational profiles in electrical engineering in an ambitious test of a model currently applied to other professions as well. The model’s success in its first phase is detailed in the second part of the volume, where the authors show that the transfer of the competence framework into an empirical model was successful. They also demonstrate that the methodology can be applied to designing and evaluating vocational education and training processes, making the material relevant to VET teachers and trainers as well as academics. With its first section comprising a full description of the theoretical framework, this book is a significant step forward in an urgent task facing administrations, labor forces and employers around the world. The achievement is in proportion to the notorious complexities of a field whose diversity makes tough demands on large-scale methods of assessment.

Assessment and Learning

Primary and Secondary

The assessment of what children have learned has become an important issue in education in the last few years, and this book examines ways of assessing children's work and progress. Topics addressed include the principles and purposes of assesment; written, oral and practical evaluation; self-assessment; the "whole school" approach; and staff development and appraisal. The inclusion of practical activities, discussion topics, as well as photographs, cartoons and case examples, makes this a very accessible book both for trainees and experienced teachers in primary and secondary schools.

Educational and psychological testing

the test taker's outlook

Every day thousands of people around the world undergo psychological and educational tests of one kind or another. Students, job applicants, university candidates, counselees, and patients - just to mention a few - are among the vast and diverse clientele of the psychological testing enterprise. But how much do we, the constructors and users of psychological and educational tests, really know about the attitudes and feelings of test takers toward tests both before and after them? How much information do psychologists, psychometricians and examiners actually possess about the way the examinees perceive tests, testers and the test situation? The contributors to this book share the belief that the examinee's perspective on testing is both important and relevant, and as such should be incorporated into the improvement of specific tests as well as testing in general.

Tests and Assessment

Presents basic concepts in tests and assessment, contributing to a better understanding and use of psychological and educational tests. The work considers the phases of testing from statistical concepts, reliability, validity and test construction to professional, ethical and social standards.

International Handbook of Career Guidance

This handbook offers a comprehensive review on career guidance, with an emphasis on the applied aspects of guidance together with research methods and perspectives. It features contributions from more than 30 leading authorities in the field from Asia, Africa, America, Australasia and Europe and draws upon a wide range of career guidance paradigms and theoretical perspectives. This handbook covers such subjects as educational and vocational guidance in a social context, theoretical foundations, educational and vocational guidance in practice, specific target groups, testing and assessment, and evaluation.

Educational And Vocational Guidance In Secondary Schools

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Adult Basic Education Association of Hamilton

Central referral agency for adult education and upgrading.

Ontario. Ministry of Transportation - Senior Driver Renewal Program, Flamborough - Flamborough

A program which requires drivers age 80 and older to renew their driver's license every two years. The renewal process includes a vision test, must undergo a driver record review, and participate in a 45-minute Group Education Session (GES). During the GES, must complete two, brief, non-computerized in-class screening assignments. If necessary, will take a road test to have their in-car skills assessed.




Halton Catholic District School Board - Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program - Burlington - Drury Lane - Catholic Education Centre

School-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools.

* students earn cooperative education credits in grades 11 and 12 through work placements in skilled trades

St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education - Adult High School Diploma Program, Hamilton East - 770 Main St - Hamilton East - 770 Main St

Courses designed for adult learners who want to complete their high school diploma * focus on reading, writing, mathematics, and social sciences.
Courses Offered:
* English as a Second Language (ESL)
* Academic Upgrading (LBS)
* Literacy Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)

* St Charles Adult Education Centres and Programs are located throughout the City of Hamilton.

St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education - Adult High School Diploma Program, Hamilton East - 770 Main St - Hamilton East - 770 Main St

Courses designed for adult learners who want to complete their high school diploma * focus on reading, writing, mathematics, and social sciences.
Courses Offered:
* English as a Second Language (ESL)
* Academic Upgrading (LBS)
* Literacy Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)

* St Charles Adult Education Centres and Programs are located throughout the City of Hamilton.

Trillium Health Partners - Genetics Program - Credit Valley Hospital

Provides consultation services including prenatal genetics, cancer genetics, and general genetics * also provides education to the community and medical professionals * genetics team comprised of geneticists, genetic counselors and support staff


Prenatal Genetics
  • includes genetic counselling and testing for a variety of conditions which can be found for a developing baby during a pregnancy * this can include inherited and non-inherited conditions
  • Enhanced First Trimester Screening (eFTS)
  • Enhanced First Trimester Screening for Twin Pregancies (eFTS-Twins)

General Genetics Clinic
  • sees people of all ages to assess any medical condition that has an underlying genetic cause
  • help educate people about genetic conditions in themselves or in their families
  • genetic testing will be offered when appropriate

Cancer Genetics
  • conduct a formal assessment of cancer risk, counseling and offer genetic testing if appropriate
  • cancer is caused by genetic changes that lead to uncontrolled cell growth
  • the most common inherited cancers include breast, ovarian and colon cancer, although there are other less common cancers that are linked to a genetic predisposition

Trillium Health Partners - Genetics Program - Credit Valley Hospital

Provides consultation services including prenatal genetics, cancer genetics, and general genetics * also provides education to the community and medical professionals * genetics team comprised of geneticists, genetic counselors and support staff


Prenatal Genetics
  • includes genetic counselling and testing for a variety of conditions which can be found for a developing baby during a pregnancy * this can include inherited and non-inherited conditions
  • Enhanced First Trimester Screening (eFTS)
  • Enhanced First Trimester Screening for Twin Pregancies (eFTS-Twins)

General Genetics Clinic
  • sees people of all ages to assess any medical condition that has an underlying genetic cause
  • help educate people about genetic conditions in themselves or in their families
  • genetic testing will be offered when appropriate

Cancer Genetics
  • conduct a formal assessment of cancer risk, counseling and offer genetic testing if appropriate
  • cancer is caused by genetic changes that lead to uncontrolled cell growth
  • the most common inherited cancers include breast, ovarian and colon cancer, although there are other less common cancers that are linked to a genetic predisposition

Halton District School Board - Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program - Burlington - New St

School-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools.

* students earn cooperative education credits in grades 11 and 12 through work placements in skilled trades

Halton Catholic District School Board - Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education - Newcomer Language Services - Canadian Citizenship Test Preparation Course - Oakville Campus

A preparation program for the Canadian citizenship test

* helps students with enough language skills to complete the citizenship test to understand the geography, history, political system and cultural diversity of Canada
* offered in five-week cycles as needed (call for details)
* evening classes, Mondays & Wednesdays

Halton Catholic District School Board - Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education - Newcomer Language Services - Oakville Campus

A continuing education service of the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) which offers Language Instruction for newcomers to Canada (LINC), English as a Second Language (ESL) from levels 1 to 10 and French as a Second Language (FSL) .

Programs designed for:
* adult immigrants wanting to improve their ability to read, write, speak and understand English and/or French
* candidates of TOEFL/ IELTS (required for university or college entrance in Ontario) to help with exam preparation
* adult immigrants wanting to improve their workplace skills
* classes are free and are offered at Oakville, Burlington and Milton locations

Classes:
* Business English
* Bridge to Office Administration
* Computers for the Workplace
* Citizenship Preparation
* TOEFL/IELTS Prep & Effective Test-Taking
* CLB Levels 1 to 10
* ESL for Seniors
* French as a Second Language (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
* Reading/Writing; Pronunciation
* Speaking with Confidence
* Occupations-oriented (Specialized Language Training) courses

Halton Catholic District School Board - Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education - Newcomer Language Services - Oakville Campus

A continuing education service of the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) which offers Language Instruction for newcomers to Canada (LINC), English as a Second Language (ESL) from levels 1 to 10 and French as a Second Language (FSL) .

Programs designed for:
* adult immigrants wanting to improve their ability to read, write, speak and understand English and/or French
* candidates of TOEFL/ IELTS (required for university or college entrance in Ontario) to help with exam preparation
* adult immigrants wanting to improve their workplace skills
* classes are free and are offered at Oakville, Burlington and Milton locations

Classes:
* Business English
* Bridge to Office Administration
* Computers for the Workplace
* Citizenship Preparation
* TOEFL/IELTS Prep & Effective Test-Taking
* CLB Levels 1 to 10
* ESL for Seniors
* French as a Second Language (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
* Reading/Writing; Pronunciation
* Speaking with Confidence
* Occupations-oriented (Specialized Language Training) courses

McMaster Students Union - Student Health Education Centre (SHEC) - McMaster University Student Centre, Rm 202

A peer-run health promotion, education, and referral service for students of McMaster University. Free services include confidential peer support, anonymous and confidential pregnancy testing, off-campus referrals, health lending library, and access to condoms, lubricant, dental dams, and menstrual products. Also hosts educational events including Sex 101, Addictions Awareness Fair, Stressbusters, New Years Resolutions Fair, and SHEC radio show.