Types of Assessment Services
Direct observation of Work-Related Behaviors during
Evaluation: The activities reported include, but are not limited to:
- Attendance - A daily log is kept on each person who is
attending the program to verify consistency of attendance.
- Punctuality - Arrival on time in the morning, after
scheduled breaks, and after lunch is observed.
- Hygiene - Grooming, personal cleanliness, proper attire
for the vocational area under consideration are monitored each day to identify
any deficits and barriers to employment.
- Social Behaviors - Interactions with other evaluees
socially while working is observed. Ability or inability to "warm up" to
others, as well as to supervisory personnel are recorded.
- Teamwork - Ability to work as a member of a team is
observed and recorded during the period of observation. Additionally the
evaluee is asked to complete a vocational survey which helps to assess his/her
ability to properly respond to various peer interactions.
- . Cooperation - The evaluation team observes the level of
cooperation with peers in team related tasks and ability to cooperate with
- Ability To Accept Criticism - The evaluees level of
tolerance is noted when corrected while working.
- Ability To Accept Supervision - While undergoing the
vocational evaluation the evaluee is placed in numerous working situations as
well as while undergoing standardized testing. The ability to respond in an
appropriate fashion is objectively and subjectively recorded.
- Effort, Initiative, Perseverance - Standardized
vocational work sample and paper/pencil testing is utilized and evaluees are
observed in the performance and speed on vocational testing. At the approximate
middle of the vocational evaluation the level of these traits is discussed with
the evaluee and he/she is presented with an opportunity to improve his/her
- Dependability And Emotional Stability - When given a
task, can the evaluee be relied upon to do his/her best; does he/she work
calmly or become upset when thwarted?
- Meeting Schedules, Attention To Detail, And Neatness In
Work Performed - How conscientious does the evaluee appear to be in regard to
- Care With The Materials & Property And Observance Of
Safety Procedures - What is the behavior of the evaluee and his/her attention
to the guidelines established by the vocational evaluation staff.
- Interests, Attitudes Towards Work, and Knowledge of
- The evaluee's Interests are tested with a minimum of two
interest tests. A Vocational Survey is used to assess attitudes towards
supervisors, peers, stressful working situations, and general work situations.
A Vocational Awareness test is given to assess the level of knowledge of
- Personal. Social. and Work Histories
- During the intake interview and while undergoing
assessment the evaluee is asked about his/her personal life, social life, and
his/her work history, this includes interactions with peers and
- Work Skills and Work Tolerances
- The evaluee will be assessed on his/her ability to
perform work activities which closely resemble actual vocational situations,
(i.e.. clerical work, bookkeeping, working with tools, drafting activities,
electronics assembly, and other assessment instruments as dictated by the
referral questions.) Work tolerance for an eight-hour day will be assessed
during the vocational evaluation of more than one day.
- During an interview the evaluee's ability to relate to
interview type questions is assessed, a job application is given to each person
and is "graded" as to its acceptability to an employer, and vocational
awareness of various employment related questions is assessed.
Types of Assessment Services
P.O. Box 818
Clyde, TX 79510