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Aviator's multifunctional approach encompasses aptitude assessment, two pictorial/audio interest surveys, and two databases - the standard and O*Net databases each with aproximately 1000 jobs. Using Valpar's skills-based assessment foundation, this fast, reliable, valid tool is easy to administer and cost efficient. All subtests and surveys are computer-based and can be completed in a remarkable 60 minutes.
Computerized Aptitude Assessment
Aviator's computerized assessment component is a criterion-referenced battery of short tests whose scores relate to work-related factors of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Revised Handbook for Analyzing Jobs (RHAJ). It also contains basic Math and Language curriculum typical of U.S. schools, grades four through thirteen. Results from Aviator subtests are automatically converted into scores that are collectively called the Worker Qualification Profile (WQP).
Skills are measured in the academic areas of reading, math, vocabulary, and spelling. Other cognitive skills tested include editing, eye-hand coordination, problem solving, color discrimination, size discrimination and short-term visual memory. Scores are reported in accordance with DOL scales (GED 6-1, Aptitudes 1-5). Work factores reported by Aviator include GED Reasoning, Math, and Language plus the Aptitudes of General Learning Ability, Verbal, Numerical, Spatial, Form Perception, Clerical Perception, and Color Discrimination. For those interested in testing physical aptitudes such as motor coordination, finger and manual dexterity, an optional hands-on component is available.
Aviator's academic subtests cover the range of scholastic grades from the 4th through 13th (in the case of the reading rest, through the 14th). Test takers progress through the academic tests from the relatively easier, early grade levels through increasingly advanced content levels by correctly answering a minimum number of items within each grade level. When the test taker fails to answer the required number of items correctly within a level, the test stops, and he or she receives the highest grade level score actually achieved.
Pictorial Interest Surveys
These surveys identify an individualís job-related interests as they correspond to the U.S. Department of Laborís 12 major Interest Areas. The evaluator can administer either a Forced Choice or Rank Order version of the Interest Survey. Each survey features pictures of people in todayís jobs, allowing test takers to read a description of each job or to simply click an audio button and have the description read to them. Surveys can be taken all at once or over a period of time. Each survey is administered and scored in its entirety on the computer.
Aviator's O*Net database is based on the U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net. Aviator's Standard Occupational Database was derived from the Department of Labor's collection of 12,700+ jobs using the 66 interest areas of the Guide for Occupational Exploration as a filter. These 66 interest areas also form the basis of Aviator's interest surveys. All DOL jobs for a particular interest area were examined and a representative sample was selected. The selection process emphasized titles that are career oriented rather than job specific, titles that represent the current workplace, and titles that carry a clear meaning. The database contains occupations that are predicted to grow in the next several years as well as ones that are expected to decline - information that is very valuable for people considering these careers. The evaluator or evaluee can conduct job searches using single or multiple work factors. For example, job matches can be found, based on areas of interest, academic skill, or aptitude ability. Results are reported in terminology easy to understand with visual displays that include eye-catching, color-coded bar graphs.
The Database Manager is the hub of Aviator. It maintains a database of individuals, storing all assessment data as well as demographic information such as ethnic origin and disability. The Database Manager has browse and find capabilities and allows the user to maintain and store comments via a comment editor. Disability, ethnicity and client referral source codes can be customized by the user.
System Requirements (Version 3.21 or greater)
- Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
- Word 2000 or later
- 300 MHZ Pentium or better
- 512 MB of RAM (2 GB minimum for Vista and Windows 7)
- 135 MB of disk
- 12X CD-ROM or DVD
- SVGA (800x600, small fonts)
- Internet access required for software authorization. (Upon request: non-USB floppy drive can be used.) (Vista and Windows 7: authorization is Internet only)
- Networks on Windows NT or 200x, and Novell 3 or higher
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