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Holland's model of vocational interests is structured around a

Hexagon

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Realistic people prefer

Jobs involving direct interaction with the physical world

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Good multiple choice items

Should be carefully written so not to subtly flag the correct answer by using different grammar or excessively long option wording

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RIASEC stands for

Realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising and conventional

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Social people enjoy

Interacting with other people

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Local norms refer to

Test norms developed for particular geographical regions

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Achievement tests assess

Past learning

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The best measure of RIASEC is the

Strong Vocational Interest Inventory

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What is the WIATT-II designed to assess?

1. Eligibility for placement in special education programs
2. Oral expression
3. Learning difficulties

NOT GIFTEDNESS

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The purpose of supplemental tests in the WISC-IV is to

Extend the range of abilities sampled

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What do achievement tests assess?

Past learning

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What do aptitude tests measure?

Future learning potential

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What is summative assessment?

An assessment that has purely evaluative function

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What is formative assessment?

An assessment aimed at facilitating learning as well as evaluating it

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What is the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for children?

An individually administered test of cognitive ability for children aged between 6-16 years inclusive. It can identify intellectual strengths and weaknesses as well as diagnose giftedness or mental retardation

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When was the WISC first published?

1949

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What do general achievement tests provide s good measure of?

Crystallised abilities: those associated with acquired knowledge and learning

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What does the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - 2nd ed help assist?

The WIAT-2 can be used to assist the diagnosis of learning difficulties, eligibility for placement in special education programs, and other intervention decisions.
it is NOT used for giftedness

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What are the composites of the WIAT-2?

Reading
Mathematics
Written language
Oral language

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What is the main limitation of the WIAT-2?

It only represents on particular way of operationalising academic achievement

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Why have general aptitude tests been criticised?

They have been criticised as being biased in favour of majority middle-class white children

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What do vocational interest assessment try to determine?

They try to determine what kind of work, career or course of study someone might be interested in pursuing

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What do realistic people tend to be?

Fairly materialistic and value tangible attributes.
Occupations such as farming, mining, construction and transport

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What do investigative people like?

Analysing and solving problems, theorising and dealing with abstract concepts.
Occupations such as science, engineering etc

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What do artistic people tend to value?

Creativity and have a need to express themselves in creative or artistic ways. Dislike routine
Occupations such as fashion and media industries

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What do social people enjoy?

Interacting with others, especially in an educational or welfare role and often have a heightened sense of ethics and social responsibility
Occupations include teaching, counselling and helping professions

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What are the characteristic of enterprising people?

Strong business orientation, especially with regard to sales and management and leadership positions in government and industry.
They take satisfaction in their ability to organise and persuade others

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What are the characteristics of conventional types?

They are reasonably business orientated, but more inclined toward administrative rather than leadership positions

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What is the Strong Vocational Interest Inventory? (SVII)

It asks 325 questions about the test takers interest in occupations, activities, hobbies, school subjects and types of people

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What is a strength of the SVII?

Uses extensive norms and each test takers pattern of score is compared with a pattern obtained by satisfied incumbents in over 200 occupations

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What is the best available measure of the RIASEC?

The SVII

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The Strong Vocational Interest Inventory

was originally developed in the 1920's

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The purpose of supplemental tests in the WISC-IV is to

extend the range of abilities sampled

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General aptitude tests are good measures of ______ abilities, whereas general achievement tests are good measures of ______ abilities

fluid; crystallised

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Formative assessment refers to

using assessment devices to facilitate learning

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The earliest form of vocational interest test consisted of a list of

occupations

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The basic dimensions of the structure of vocational interests are

people vs. things and data vs. ideas

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What is the BASC-2?

behaviour assessment system for children
items derived through rational, theoretical and empirical processes - high degree of concordance with DSM-IV

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What items are included in the BASC-2?

externalising
internalising
behavoural symptoms index
school problems composite
adaptive skills