Research & Studies

Science and Practice

Designed to provide summaries of scholarly research and applied articles from a variety of sources to inform practitioners with empirically supported recommendations in the areas of assessment and counseling.

Additionally, practitioner authored reports, summaries, or columns are featured to provide reseachers with information and suggestions to guide future areas of research.

The Role of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Work Values in Career Development

Publication: Career Development Quarterly (2010) Article: Positive Adolescent Career Development: The Role of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Work Values Author: Hirschi, A. Research Area Career planning; changing career attitudes during a career exploration intervention/education program implemented in the 8th grade. What do we mean when we…

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Career Education for Students with Special Needs

Career education is important for all students and EdITS offers the Instructional Guide for Career Education kit, as part of the CERES program, to assist special needs students in acquiring skills for occupational planning. Since career education is a life-long process, instructional activities begin at…

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The Link With Leverage

Standards-based report cards use feedback to improve achievement Remember back to your report cards days? Did you ever find yourself wondering how you received a certain grade? Perhaps you were shocked to see you were marked down when you thought you had worked hard, done…

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The Difference Between the COPS-R and the COPS

The Career Occupational Preference System, Form-R (COPS-R), is an alternate form of the COPS. This interest assessment is more appropriate for examinees who have difficulty reading at an eighth grade reading-level. The norms for the COPS-R are combined for males and females, and survey questions…

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Higher Levels of Academic Interest and Study Methods Increase Student Success

Researchers in two studies used the Study Attitudes and Methods Survey (SAMS) to examine the effects of non-traditional schedules on academic achievement and motivation. In the first study, students in a multi-year schedule were contrasted with students in a traditional schedule (Snyder, 1999). A multi-year…

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