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Testing and Assessment Consumer Guides

Testing and Assessment: A Guide to Good Practices for Workforce Investment Professionals (December 2007)

This Guide helps workforce development professionals effectively use assessment instruments to promote talent development. Appropriate use of assessments enables workforce professionals to assist clients in exploring career options, identifying skill gaps and education needs, applying for appropriate job openings, and obtaining industry recognized credentials. Using the guide you can:

  • evaluate and select assessment tools/procedures for career exploration, skill identification, knowledge demands, and career readiness;
  • learn about administration and scoring of assessment tools to meet business and individual client needs;
  • interpret assessment results accurately and effectively; and
  • understand professional and legal standards related to assessment use in career counseling, training, and other talent development activities.

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Testing and Assessment: A Guide to Good Practices for Workforce Investment Professionals (PDF - 307 KB)

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Tests and Other Assessments: Helping You Make Better Career Decisions (updated October 2000)

This Guide is focused toward clients of workforce development programs. It explains how assessment instruments are used in employment selection and career counseling and gives tips and strategies for taking tests and other assessments. This Guide can help test takers, career counselors, and employers learn and understand test-taking strategies by answering test takers questions in easy-to-understand terms.

This updated version of the guide contains links to websites that provide additional information or services relevant to the various topics addressed in the guide.

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Tests and Other Assessments: Helping You Make Better Career Decisions (PDF - 833 KB)

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Testing and Assessment: An Employer's Guide to Good Practices (updated October 2000)

This Guide can help managers and workforce development professionals understand and use employment testing and assessment practices to meet their organization's human resources goals. It conveys the essential concepts of employment testing in easy-to-understand terms enabling managers and professionals to:

  • evaluate and select assessment tools and procedures that maximize chances for getting the right fit between jobs and employees;
  • administer and score assessment tools for their particular needs;
  • interpret assessment results; and
  • understand the professional and legal standards to be followed when conducting personnel assessment.

This updated version of the guide contains links to websites that provide additional information or services relevant to the various topics addressed in the guide.

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Testing and Assessment: An Employer's Guide to Good Practices (PDF - 1.7 MB)

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