• Range: Grades 7-12, college and adult
  • Length: 20 - 25 minutes
  • Norms: High school and college
  • Scoring Options:
    • Self-scoring in 15-20 minutes
    • Web-based immediate scoring
    • Machine-scoring by ERAS
    • Local machine-scoring with the IRIS on-site scoring software
  • Language(s): English, Spanish, and Large Print versions available

Interest Inventory Assessment for Career Exploration and Counseling

  • Promote career exploration in middle school, high school, and college courses
  • Provide individual career counseling with students and adults
  • Deliver occupational counseling in business and industry

The COPS Interest Inventory consists of a series of items, providing job activity interest scores related to 14 different career clusters. Each cluster corresponds to both high school and college curriculum, as well as current sources of occupational information. The COPS interpretive material emphasizes a “hands-on” approach to career exploration, featuring career and educational planning worksheets, along with a listing of suggested activities to gain experience.

Scales


The COPSystem Career Clusters

Science, Professional occupations involve responsibility for the planning and conducting of research. They include collecting and applying systematic accumulation of knowledge in the related branches of mathematical, medical, life and physical sciences.

Science, Skilled occupations involve observing and classifying facts in assisting in laboratory research and applying this information in the fields of medicine and life and physical sciences.

Technology, Professional occupations involve responsibility for engineering and structural design in the manufacture, construction, or transportation of products or utilities.

Technology, Skilled occupations involve working with one's hands in a skilled trade concerned with construction, manufacture, installation, or repair of products in related fields of construction, electronics, and mechanics.

Consumer Economics occupations involve the preparation and packaging of foods and beverages. They also include the production and care of clothing and textile products.

Outdoor occupations involve activities performed primarily out-of-doors. They include the growing and tending of plants and animals and the cultivation and gathering of crops and natural resources in the areas of agriculture and nature as in forestry, park service, fishing, and mining.

Business, Professional occupations include positions of high responsibility in the organization, administration, and efficient functioning of businesses and governmental bureaus. They involve finance and accounting, management, and business promotion.

Business, Skilled occupations involve sales, promotion, and marketing. They also include financial and organizational activities of businesses in regard to promotion of business.

Clerical occupations involve recording, posting, and filing of business records requiring great attention to detail, accuracy, neatness, orderliness, and speed. They include office work and contact with customers in keeping records.

Communication occupations involve language skill in the creation or interpretation of literature, or in the written and oral communication of knowledge and ideas.

Arts, Professional occupations involve individualized expression of creative or musical talent. They include the fields of design, fine arts, and performing arts.

Arts, Skilled occupations involve application of artistic skill in the fields of photography, graphic arts, and design.

Service, Professional occupations include positions of high responsibility in caring for the personal needs and welfare of others in fields of social service, health, and education.

Service, Skilled occupations involve providing services to persons and catering to the tastes, desires, and welfare of others in fields of personal service, social and health related services, and protection and transportation.

Prices


COPS Self-Scoring

To administer, score and interpret the COPS only, you will need the COPS Self-Scoring Booklets and an equivalent number of the COPS Self-Interpretation Profile and Guides. To administer the COPS in conjunction with the CAPS and/or COPES, you will need an equivalent number of the COPSystem Comprehensive Career Guides. Forms are also available online, in Spanish and in a large print format.


Item Code & Quantity Price
Self-Scoring Booklets*† COP-AHS-025
COP-AHS-100
COP-AHS-500
$
$
$
24.50
75.00
337.25
Self-Interpretation Profile and Guides† Jr-Sr High School or College norms
(specify preference)
COP-PRG-025-H or C
COP-PRG-100-H or C
COP-PRG-500-H or C
$
$
$
24.00
71.25
318.00
Comprehensive Career Guides (Jr-Sr High or College) COP-CCG-025-H or C
COP-CCG-100-H or C
COP-CCG-500-H or C
$
$
$
45.75
152.25
715.00

COPS Machine-Scoring

Scoring services may be purchased at the time booklets are purchased or when booklets are sent in for scoring.

Item Code & Quantity Price
Booklet & Answer Sheet Combined† COP-AMS-025
COP-AMS-100
COP-AMS-500
$
$
$
25.00
75.50
345.00
Basic Scoring COP-SCR $ 2.25

NOTE: Profile and Guides are provided with scoring results.
† These items are available in Spanish.
*Must be purchased with Self-Interpretation Profile and Guides or Comprehensive Career Guides.

Related Items


COPS Recommended Materials

Item Code & Quantity Price
Technical Manual COP-MAN $ 27.00
Examiner's Manual COP-EXM $ 4.75
Specimen Sets*
COPSystem (COPS, CAPS, & COPES)
COPS

COP-SPC-SYS
COP-SPC
$
$

56.50
41.50
Summary Guides (Junior-Senior High or College; optional)
Used to combine the COPS, CAPS, and COPES
COP-SMG-025-H or C
COP-SMG-100-H or C
COP-SMG-500-H or C
$
$
$
9.00
32.50
140.00
COPS Visuals**
Self-Scoring:
Paper
CD

Machine-Scoring:
Paper
CD


COP-VIS-SSP
COP-VIS-SSC


COP-VIS-MSP
COP-VIS-MSC


$
$


$
$


33.50
33.50


33.50
33.50

* Includes one copy of all forms and all manuals.
** For training and interpretation. Specify machine- or self-scoring and paper copy or PowerPoint™ format.

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