About the Assessment

Authors: Michael Farr and The Editors at JIST
© 2012

The Career & Life Explorer gets students thinking about their futures and careers while encouraging them to stay in school, explore their options, and dream big. With bright colors, appealing graphics, and easy-to-follow instructions, the device guides students as they look at their career clues (their interests, talents, values, hobbies, and more); review more than 250 job titles arranged in six interest groupings; plan their high school courses and activities; and consider education, training, and work options after high school.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Makes an ideal first step for any middle school or early high school career exploration unit and can help students plan their high school curriculum to match their future plans.

  • Prompts students to develop a one-page "My Ideal Job" poster, which includes their top interest groups, possible jobs, skills and values, and education plans.

  • Includes a resources list that directs students to career research material.

  • Offers space for students to list classes to take in high school, extracurricular activities and part-time work to pursue, and additional research desired.

  • Includes a free Administrator's Guide.

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