New Releases - Career Suggestions for Students

CareerScope Release 4, from the Vocational Research Institute, combines a user-friendly interface with well-researched assessment tasks to produce career recommendations in accordance with U.S. Department of Labor standards. It can be used alone or over a network, enabling evaluators to assess several students at once. The program was designed with inexperienced computer users in mind, so it includes a mouse tutorial and an extensive online orientation with text and graphics.

CareerScope measures students' general learning ability, verbal aptitude, numerical aptitude, spatial aptitude, form perception, clerical perception, and interests. In addition, the system produces student/client and counselor reports that combine the student's aptitude and interest results to yield the best career recommendations possible. A counselor can produce individual reports or series of reports, which can be forwarded into word processing software for further editing and recommendations. Each assessment takes about an hour. Vocational Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA, (800) 874-5387,

This article originally appeared in the 02/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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