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.