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An essential component of the career awareness phase at the elementary school level is the development of self-understanding.

Kuder® Career Interests Assessment (KCIA)

The aim of the KCIA is to determine the relative level of interest a respondent has in each of the six Holland areas of interests. These six interest scores are then used to identify the O*NET occupations, pathways, and occupational clusters that best match the respondent’s interests, based on the value of a Euclidean distance similarity index. To ensure that the KCIA scores reliably and validly reflect interests in the six Holland areas, with efficiency and without bias, a number of psychometric research and development activities were undertaken. These activities involved the use of a) an initial pool of 168 items arranged in 56 triadic sets; b) a panel of five incontrovertible international leaders in career counseling and guidance for various formal judgmental exercises; c) item-by-item response data from a national sample of 958 workers who were engaged in a large variety of occupations; and d) item-by-item response from a sample of 142 9th and 12th grade students.

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Kuder® Skills Confidence Assessment (KSCA)

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The aim of the KSCA is to determine the relative self-efficacy of the respondent in each of the six areas of the respondent’s Holland profile. These self-efficacy scores are then used to identify the O*NET occupations, pathways, and occupational clusters that best match the respondent’s self-efficacy, based on a Euclidean distance similarity index. To ensure that the KSCA scores reliably and validly reflect self-efficacy in the six Holland areas, with efficiency and without bias, a number of psychometric research and development activities were undertaken. These activities involved the use of a) an initial pool of 175 potential Likert-type items aimed at measuring self-efficacy in the six Holland areas; b) a panel of five incontrovertible national leaders in career counseling and guidance for various formal judgmental exercises; and c) item by item response data from a national sample of 2,100 respondents for various statistical analyses.

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Kuder® Skills Confidence Assessment-A (KSCA-A)

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The aim of the KSCA-A is to determine the relative self-efficacy of the respondent in each of the six areas of the respondent’s Holland profile. These self-efficacy scores are then used to identify the O*NET occupations, pathways, and occupational clusters that best match the respondent’s self-efficacy, based on the value of a Euclidean distance similarity index. To ensure that the KSCA-A scores reliably and validly reflect self-efficacy in the six Holland areas, with efficiency and without bias, a number of psychometric research and development activities were undertaken. These activities involved the use of a) an initial pool of 170 potential Likert-type items aimed at measuring self-efficacy in the six Holland areas; b) a panel of five incontrovertible international leaders in career counseling and guidance for various formal judgmental exercises; and c) item-by-item response data from a national sample of 2,000 respondents for various statistical analyses.

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Kuder® Work Values Assessment (KWVA)

To ensure the KWVA scores reliably and validly reflect five work values (Workplace, Innovation, Accomplishment, Income, and Prestige) with efficiency and without bias, a number of psychometric research and development activities were undertaken. These activities involved the use of a) an initial pool of 72 Super’s Work Values Inventory-revised items; b) a panel of five incontrovertible international leaders in career counseling and guidance for various formal judgmental exercises; and c) item-by-item response data from a national sample of 4,000 respondents for various statistical analyses.

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