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Interest Determination, Exploration and Assessment System

IDEAS

Interest Determination, Exploration and Assessment System® (IDEAS™) is a self-scored inventory that helps students and adults develop an awareness of possible career choices.

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  • IDEAS Manual (Print)
    35021 Qualification Level A

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  • IDEAS Q Answer Sheets Qty 25 (Print)
    35026 Qualification Level A

    Includes test items and Answer Sheet (Print); for use with either Q Local or Q-global systems

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  • IDEAS Youth Test Booklets Qty 50 (Print)
    35020 Qualification Level A

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  • IDEAS Q Local Administration/Report Qty 1 (Digital)
    51633 Qualification Level A

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  • IDEAS Adult Test Booklets Qty 50 (Print)
    35023 Qualification Level A

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  • IDEAS Starter Kit (Print)
    00518 Qualification Level A

    Includes IDEAS Manual (Print) and self-scoring Test Booklets (Print)

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  • IDEAS Q Local Starter Kit
    35025 Qualification Level A

    Includes Manual, 3 Answer Sheets, and 3 Q Local administrations. (Does not include Q Local software.)

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Overview

Publication date:
1993
Age range:
Adults and students age 13 years and older
Reading Level:
6th Grade
Qualification level:
A
Completion time:
Approx. 35 minutes (128 items)
Scoring options:
Q Local ™ Software or self-scored
Norms:
Students across the U.S. with a variety of ethnic backgrounds

Product Details

The IDEAS assessment is designed to be used in conjunction with career exploration and guidance units. The IDEAS inventory helps both students and adults develop an awareness of possible career choices. Ideal for the classroom, materials are self-contained for administration, scoring, and interpretation — usually within a single class period.

Benefits

  • Familiarize students with careers and the world of work.
  • Explore career paths that match their interests and aptitudes
  • Develop an awareness of personal likes and dislikes that can have a bearing on career development and direction.
  • The adult version of this inventory can be used with adults re-entering the job market to help identify interests for individuals with limited work experience and plan for a meaningful vocation upon retirement.

Features

The IDEAS test offers 16 basic scales based upon the widely-accepted RIASEC themes.

  • The IDEAS workbook helps students develop their own profiles and action plans using  
  • Individual results can be understood with minimal interpretation by a teacher or counselor.
  • Item topics include school subjects, occupational titles and activities at a 6th-grade reading level to help ensure that the inventory is relevant to students.
  • The newly-revised Spanish version can be used to help reach a larger number of individuals.
  • Norms are based on students in schools across the U.S., representing a variety of ethnic backgrounds.

Sample Workbooks

Get a closer look at the IDEAS workbook.