a) Vocational/Aptitude Assessments: are used to help students identify and validate realistic career goals. Specific examples include assessments on interest, personality, values, and aptitude. Assessment results provide students with information for realistic career decision-making, as well as providing alternative options. The websites in this section provide highlights of some of the major testing vendors' vocational/aptitude assessments.
b) Academic Assessment: provide counselors and deans/directors with an early indication of studentsí probability of meeting academic challenges for specific programs. If academic weaknesses are identified prior to entering training programs, students can be referred for remediation to maximize their potential for success. The websites in this section provide highlights of some of the major testing vendorsí academic assessments.
Copied from "Student Success Kit - Health Occupations" CD, California Community Colleges