Aptitude and Interest Testing

To assist you with vocational evaluation, we developed a list of testing resources. You may find them helpful when you need information about testing techniques as well as specific tests.

Note: We do not endorse any of the information contained in these resources. The list is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Vocational testing

  • Tests and Test Use in Vocational Evaluation is a book by Judith Seifker published by Stout University of Wisconsin in 1996. It contains a description of 70 tests that may be of use for vocational evaluation. It also contains guidelines for selecting and administering tests.
  • Buros Institute (buros.unl.edu) provides, tests, reviews and gives information about tests exactly as it appears in the Mental Measurements Yearbook series. Promises free information on almost 4,000 commercially available tests. You can also purchase more in-depth reviews.

Ethics

About Testing Credentials

With the exception of self-administered test such as Career Scope, most vocational tests require the test administrator to possess specific credentials to administer, score, and interpret the test. Depending on the test, the qualifications may range from a bachelor's degree (usually in a specific field such as psychology) to Master's degree with 1 or 2 graduate level courses in testing administration and psychometrics. Psychological tests such as intelligence tests can only be administered by a licensed psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D.). It is the responsibility of both the referring VRC and the testing administrator to be sure that the tester's qualifications meet the requirements of the test publisher. This is both a legal as well as an ethical consideration.

It should be noted that few vocational tests allow for the test to be administered by a proctor, even when supervised by a credentialed counselor.

Qualifications can be found in both the testing manual and from the test publisher's website.

Questions?

Contact Rheo Aieta at 360-902-5447 with any questions concerning testing.

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