The Vocational Readiness Assessment is a comprehensive assessment designed to guide teams in developing relevant IEP goals and benchmarks for students age 13 As-16 who are at the initial stages of vocational readiness/exploration. The following assessment tools are used.
Wide Range Interest Opinion Test (WRIOT2)
This test consists of 238 two-picture groupings depicting a variety of occupations from which an individual indicates whether or not he/she likes the job, dislikes the job or is undecided. The results are compared and job clusters determined.
The Work Readiness Inventory (WRI)
This assessment is designed to help workers recognize and address the demands of the workplace by identifying their readiness concerns or areas of weakness. This report identifies levels of concern in six areas crucial to work readiness: Responsibility, Flexibility, Skills, Communication, Self View, and Health and Safety.
Perceptual Memory Tasks (PMT)
This test consists of six activities that assess memory functions. This information is useful in determining an individual’s learning style, formulating appropriate teaching strategies and planning vocational programs.
A Vocational Readiness Assessment typically consists of 2 consecutive days (consecutive days preferred but can be segmented if need be).
Following the evaluation, a report will be generated providing detailed information regarding the student’s strengths, aptitudes, and interests as well as suggestions and recommendations for future planning and remediation/transition. The evaluator will also be available for consultation, or to attend meetings.