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K-12 - Ninth Grade

INSTRUCTIONS
A plan of career education concepts, activities and test evaluation procedures.

STEP 1The teacher/counselor will administer the pre test to the class in September. The purpose of this test is to determine the students’ understanding of basic Career Education concepts.
STEP 2The pre test is scored and a summarization report of the class is completed by the teacher/counselor. Make two copies of the summarization report. (One copy to your principal and the second copy for your records.)
STEP 3The teacher/counselor then begins to introduce the prepared concepts and activities to the class, placing particular emphasis on the items most frequently missed on the pre test.
STEP 4The post test is administered in April. The purpose of this test is to determine if a change occurred from the previous testing.
STEP 5The post test is scored and a summarization report of the class is completed by the teacher. Make two copies of the summarization report. (One copy to your principal and the second copy for your records.

AWARENESS CONCEPTS AND ACTIVITIES
Grade 9

ALASKA EMPLOYABILITY STANDARDSCONTENT/SKILLSACTIVITIES
AB  
  Appreciation and Attitudes 
 1-5A tentative career choice should be reasonable.Give examples of what things you feel would make a certain career unrealistic for you.
  Self 
 1-5Each student needs a tentative career plan.Prepare a listing of career choices you are now considering and discuss possible plans for entering those careers.
  Decision Making 
2-71, 2, 4Knowing yourself and career information are both important in career decisions.Students become familiar with class offerings, prerequisites, and graduation requirements.
  Educational 
11Achievement and aptitude testing is helpful in career planning.Give Self Directed Search
  Career 
 5A tentative plan of elective courses for grades 10, 11, and 12 based on possible career choice is helpful.Each student will develop a four year high school plan.
  Economic 
55Being an informed consumer of goods and services could save time and money.Determine the actual price of a new car if you had to borrow 25,000 for five (5) years.
  Skill 
 2, 4Employers want people with a particular skill to do a particular job.Try to identify jobs for which no skills are necessary.
  Employability 
7 Getting along with people is an important skill.Discuss reasons why people lost their jobs.

CAREER EDUCATION SURVEY FOR GRADE 9
Pre and Post Test

Appreciation and Attitudes

  1. It is important that people be happy with the work they choose.
  2. Most working adults spend more time in their work than on any other activity.
  3. Most working people keep the same job during their working years.

Self

  1. Using my achievement test scores in school might help me plan for my future education and career.
  2. I believe it is too early for me to think about my high school courses.
  3. Hobbies sometimes lead people to a job choice.

Decision Making

  1. I should know enough about myself to make a choice of a possible career cluster.
  2. Reading magazines and newspapers could lead me to think about work.
  3. There is a lot of career information available in our school to help me choose a possible career.

Educational

  1. I don’t have to think about what I want to do for a living until I get out of school.
  2. Going to a four year college is the best and surest route to occupational success.
  3. Each ninth grade course could have a relationship to my career.

Career

  1. I have opportunities to look over course offerings at the high school.
  2. Talking with friends about possible career opportunities can be helpful.
  3. It is my counselor’s responsibility to see that I have the necessary courses for graduation.

Economic

  1. Most families spend more money on recreation (vacations, hobbies) than on housing (rent, utilities).
  2. It is wise to plan how you will spend your income.
  3. Shopping for low interest rates on loans can save you money.

Skill

  1. Everyone has skills and abilities that fit into at least one career cluster.
  2. If I have a special talent, my career could be based on that talent.
  3. One skill can lead to several career possibilities.

Employability

  1. More people lose jobs because they cannot get along with fellow workers than for any other reason.
  2. A person’s reading and math abilities are important in nearly every career.
  3. Employers may request school attendance records (absences, tardiness) as part of application information when people are being considered for a job.

CAREER EDUCATION SURVEYANSWER SHEET
Grades 7-12

Name: _______________________ Grade:___ School:________________ Date:_____

Students: Answer by filling in the appropriate circle.

 TRUEFALSE TRUEFALSE
1.
O
O
13.
O
O
2.
O
O
14.
O
O
3.
O
O
15.
O
O
4.
O
O
16.
O
O
5.
O
O
17.
O
O
6.
O
O
18.
O
O
7.
O
O
19.
O
O
8.
O
O
20.
O
O
9.
O
O
21.
O
O
10.
O
O
22.
O
O
11.
O
O
23.
O
O
12.
O
O
24.
O
O


CAREER EDUCATION SURVEY SUMMARIZATION REPORT

Teacher:___________________________ Grade:___________________________

School : ___________________________ Date:______________

Number of students taking the survey: _______

Statements correctly answered by number of students:

Statement Number:

1.
 
13.
 
2.
 
14.
 
3.
 
15.
 
4.
 
16.
 
5.
 
17.
 
6.
 
18.
 
7.
 
19.
 
8.
 
20.
 
9.
 
21.
 
10.
 
22.
 
11.
 
23.
 
12.
 
24.
 

In view of the results, I would like my class to concentrate on statements: # ___, # ___, # ___ , # ___ , # ___ , this semester.
My goal would be to help my students to better understand the concepts of Career Education at this particular grade level.

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