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Interest Determination, Exploration and Assessment System

(IDEAS)

Interest Determination, Exploration and Assessment System® (IDEAS™) is a self-scored inventory that helps students and adults develop an awareness of possible career choices.

Age range:
Adults and students age 13 years and older
Reading Level:
6th Grade
Publication date:
1993
Qualification level:
A
Completion time:
Approx. 35 minutes (128 items)
Scoring options:
Q™ Local Software or self-scored
Norms:
Students across the U.S. with a variety of ethnic backgrounds

Pricing & Ordering

  • IDEAS/Q Local Answer Sheets, English

    35026

    Pkg of 25

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $24.75

    Qualification Level A

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    1-4 $24.75
    5-24 $23.75
    25-74 $23.25
    75+ $22.75

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  • IDEAS/Q Local Answer Sheets, Spanish

    35027

    Pkg of 25

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    Price: $24.75

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    1-4 $24.75
    5-24 $23.75
    25-74 $23.25
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  • IDEAS Manual

    35021

    Required

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    Price: $28.00

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  • IDEAS/Q Local Individual Reports

    51633

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $2.20

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    1-4 $2.20
    5-49 $2.00
    50-99 $1.95
    100+ $1.85

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  • IDEAS Self-Scoring Test Booklets - Youth Version

    35020

    Pkg of 50

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    Price: $91.25

    Qualification Level A

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    1-9 $91.25
    10-149 $79.75
    150+ $76.75

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  • IDEAS Spanish Test Booklet

    35022

    Pkg of 50

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    Price: $91.25

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    1-9 $91.25
    10-149 $79.75
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  • IDEAS Self-Scoring Test Booklets - Adult Version

    35023

    Pkg of 50

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $91.00

    Qualification Level A

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    1-9 $91.00
    10-149 $79.75
    150+ $76.50

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  • IDEAS Manual

    35021

    Required

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $28.00

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  • IDEAS Starter Kit with Self-Scored Reports

    00518

    Includes IDEAS manual and self-scoring test booklets: all the materials necessary to conduct 3 assessments.

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    Price: $29.25

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Product Details

The IDEAS assessment is designed to be used in conjunction with career exploration and guidance units. The IDEAS inventory helps both students and adults develop an awareness of possible career choices. Ideal for the classroom, materials are self-contained for administration, scoring, and interpretation — usually within a single class period.

Benefits

  • Familiarize students with careers and the world of work.
  • Explore career paths that match their interests and aptitudes
  • Develop an awareness of personal likes and dislikes that can have a bearing on career development and direction.
  • The adult version of this inventory can be used with adults re-entering the job market to help identify interests for individuals with limited work experience and plan for a meaningful vocation upon retirement.

Features

The IDEAS test offers 16 basic scales based upon the widely-accepted RIASEC themes.

  • The IDEAS workbook helps students develop their own profiles and action plans using  
  • Individual results can be understood with minimal interpretation by a teacher or counselor.
  • Item topics include school subjects, occupational titles and activities at a 6th-grade reading level to help ensure that the inventory is relevant to students.
  • The newly-revised Spanish version can be used to help reach a larger number of individuals.
  • Norms are based on students in schools across the U.S., representing a variety of ethnic backgrounds.

Sample Workbooks

Get a closer look at the IDEAS workbook.