“The fundamental human drive is … the need to grow
and to realize one’s full potential.”
When considering a career change or a return to school, completing
an aptitude and achievement assessment can go a long way to helping
you clarify your choices. Aptitude tests can predict
your success in a particular career path or course of study. They
are based on results that link your capacity to learn a particular
activity to your ability to perform well in certain careers. Achievement
tests, on the other hand, measure the basic skills
you already possess and the knowledge you already have. They help
you determine whether you need to improve your skills or increase
your knowledge before undertaking a career or academic change.
You may have the interest and the personality type for a particular
career or program of study, but if you don’t have the innate
ability to learn the activities associated with the job or the
skills to perform it, then studying the program or working in the
field may prove an uphill battle. This is not to suggest that you
should abandon your plan if you really want it. However, knowing
what to expect can help you better prepare for it.
If you have had a history of academic difficulties in the past,
if you are staying in a dead-end job because you don’t know
whether you could do another or if you are wondering whether you
have the talents to succeed in a particular area, think about how
an aptitude/achievement assessment can help you realize your potential.
An Aptitude/Achievement Assessment helps you to:
- Identify your aptitudes for success in various careers or educational
- Determine your academic achievement levels in reading, writing,
math and factual knowledge (related to science, social studies
- Establish your reading rate, reading vocabulary and reading
- Make more informed decisions and better plan for your future
- N.S., Educational Consultant
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