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Vocational Evaluations

VOCATIONAL EVALUATION
Planning for the Future

What can a vocational evaluation provide for your student?

A Vocational Evaluation can…

  • Identify a student’s interests, aptitudes, vocational skills and abilities, and independent living skills
  • Assist in selecting appropriate work experiences and employment during school and beyond based on specific occupational data
  • Determine best work environment for the student
  • Identify accommodations or modifications for training and work participation
  • Assist in the development of vocational training activities and training approaches
  • Determine appropriateness for high school and post-secondary vocational education
  • Identify post-secondary educational options
  • Assist in transition planning and the development of transition goals and objectives
  • Identify potential post-secondary support services
  • Recommend activities for career awareness and exploration
  • Provide immediate feedback to facilitate the learning process for the student

Who is appropriate for vocational evaluation services?
Identified Special Education Students who are of transition age…

  • Who would benefit from specific vocational guidance and direction
  • Who have had unsuccessful or limited work experiences
  • Who would benefit from hands-on activities to gain an understanding of work expectations, abilities, and needs
  • Whose strengths and needs are difficult to identify in the classroom setting
  • Who would benefit from a multi-faceted, standardized assessment of vocational,
    educational, and independent living skills
  • Who have multiple barriers to employment and/or additional training or education

How is a vocational evaluation conducted?
Depending on the needs of the student, a variety of tools may be used:

  • Achievement Tests
  • Aptitude Assessment
  • Standardized Work Samples
  • Interest Inventories
  • Adaptive Behavior Scales
  • Behavioral Observation
  • Interview
  • File Review
  • Situational Assessment in the Work Setting

Click here to download a request for a vocational evaluation.