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Self-Directed Search (SDS) Form E

Features and Benefits

  • Assess career interests among individuals with limited reading skills
  • Requires only a 4th grade reading level
  • Self-administered, individual or group, in just 35-45 minutes
  • For high school and college students, adults
  • Simplified directions makes it easy to use and understand the Assessment Booklet
  • Focuses on training and jobs that require a high school diploma or less and reflects the interests of individuals at lower educational levels 
  • Large print makes it easy to read
  • All other SDS resources are fully compatible with the SDS Form E

  • The SDS Form E Assessment Booklet is an easy-to-use, self-administered inventory that helps individuals find occupations best suiting their interests, educational level and skills. Individuals answer simple questions about their likes and dislikes, their competencies, the jobs they find interesting and their personal abilities. Using a simplified scoring system, the SDS Form E generates a two-letter Summary Code (instead of the usual three-letter code) for each user. With this code the user can search the Jobs Finder for jobs with matching or similar codes.

    The Jobs Finder focuses on job requirements that closely match the vocational aspirations of individuals with limited reading ability. It includes over 860 jobs with prompts and cues to encourage full vocational exploration.

    You and Your Job Booklet gives users additional insight into potential job paths.

    Revised and updated based on Form E user feedback, this version more closely reflects the interests of individuals at lower educational levels. This 4th edition of Form E includes the following changes:

  • The 198-item Assessment Booklet contains 77 new and 33 revised items, written at a 4th-grade reading level.
  • The directions are written at a 4th-grade reading level in larger print for easier reading.
  • The "Rating Your Abilities" section is now in a Likert-type format, which is much easier to complete.
  • The revised Jobs Finder represents current industrial and occupational trends and focuses on job requirements that more closely match the vocational aspirations of individuals with limited reading ability.
  • The Jobs Finder lists over 860 jobs, including some requiring postsecondary training, with prompts and cues to encourage full vocational exploration. These jobs have been updated to reflect the 1996 edition of the Dictionary of Holland Occupational Codes (DHOC).

  • "SDS" and "Self-Directed Search" are registered trademarks of Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.

    Adheres to the following 1996 National Career Development Guidelines Competencies.
    High School: I, IV, VI, IX, XII
    Adult: I, VI, VII, IX, XII

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    Parts and Pieces

    Available individually but they are also packaged in kits for your convenience and savings:

    *Introductory Kit, see below for pricing
    includes a Professional User's Guide, Technical Manual, 25 Assessment Booklets, 25 Jobs Finders, and 25 You and Your Job Booklets

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