Academic Assessments

As the results of academic assessments are so integral to the vocational planning process, it is essential that only the most reliable tests be used. It is for this reason that CareerQuest employs only the most highly regarded assessment tools in the psychometric field. The client’s current level of functional ability in reading comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, writing, arithmetic, and other academic areas can be assessed through the administration of a comprehensive battery of standardized academic tests, including one targeted to speakers of English as a second language (ESL). Each assessment is followed by a comprehensive written report that identifies areas of academic strength and weakness, and outlines observations of potential performance-related barriers.

Our comprehensive battery of assessment tools includes the following:

Gates -MacGinitie Reading Test

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reading Vocabulary

Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES)

  • Reading Text
  • Document Use
  • Numeracy

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-2)

  • Grammar
  • Oral Language
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Spelling
  • Pseudoword Decoding
  • Word Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Numerical Operations
  • Mathematics Reasoning

Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT)

  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Spelling
  • Language
  • Study Skills
  • Science

Basic English Skills Test (BEST)

  • Conversation Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing

Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT-3)

  • Spelling
  • Reading Pronunciation
  • Arithmetic

CareerQuest staff will be pleased to answer your questions about the strengths and weaknesses of various assessment tools, and the administration of standardized testing in general.

Please note that this assessment is provided on a complimentary basis when required as part of an academic training program referral.