ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS IN CAREER COUNSELING

Used to predict how well an individual will perform in various training/educational programs, aptitude tests measure certain skills and proficiencies, in addition to the ability to acquire specific proficiencies. Although it is probably unnecessary to know names of specific subtests, familiarity with often-used aptitude, ability, and intelligence tests is wise for those preparing for the exam.

1. Aptitude Tests (e.g. Differential Aptitude Tests)

2. Achievement Tests (e.g. Peabody Individual Achievement Test)

3. Interest Inventories (e.g. Strong Interest Inventory)

4. Personality Inventories (e.g. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)

5. Values Inventories (e.g. Life Values Inventory)

6. Career Maturity (e.g. DISC Assessment)

7. Intelligence Tests (e.g. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale)