The System Manager is the hub of the system. It provides a customizable database of
people, with the ability to conduct searches of the database, and housekeeping functions,
such as back up and system diagnostics.
COMPASS Lite uses adaptive testing techniques for on-computer
subtests to measure a personís knowledge
and skills. COMPASS Lite testing is criterion-referenced to the RHAJ, so its results can be
compared directly to jobs in the DOT Database, or to training program requirements or local
job requirements, as defined in the Local Database module. COMPASS Lite measures the three GED
factors - RML - and seven of the Aptitude factors - GVNSPQC - of the DOT.
The DOT Database is the most current version of the Dictionary of Occupational
Titles, a 950 page encyclopedia of jobs published by the Department of Labor.
It contains the job titles, full job descriptions, and DOT factor levels for over 12,500 jobs in the
U.S. Economy. This module allows you to conduct very rapid searches of the database and
write reports about the results. In addition, it makes DOT information available to all
The Spatial/Nonverbal module assesses the highest levels of Spatial Aptitude and Nonverbal
Reasoning. There are 2 forms of each assessment, which can be administered on the computer or
from printed booklets. Each assessment requires about 15 minutes. Scoring is
done by the computer and the results are available to other modules.
The O*NET Database is equvalent to the Department of Labor's O*NET database but goes a step further by adding
a DOT factor skills-profile to each occupation. Thus, it can be searched using the results
of Pro3000 assessments and it provides O*NET information to other modules.
The Pictorial Interest Survey module provides two ways - forced choice and ranking -
to assess interests, both based on the 12 categories of the Guide for Occupational Exploration.
Each survey presents a series of occupational pictures with short descriptions. The evaluee
makes a decision about each and the computer totals the results to produce a bar graph
of relative strength for each interest area. This module also has an audio option.
The TECO (Test Conversion) module accepts scores from many standardized tests, including
ABLE, CAAT, CAPS, COPS, DAT, GATB, Gates-McGinitie, TABE, Woodcock-Johnson, and WRAT, and
converts them to DOT profile levels. It will also calculate a composite profile from the
results of several of these tests.
Work History is used to develop a DOT profile for an individual based on the jobs that the
person has held. Job information can be automatically extracted from the DOT module, the O*NET module, the
COMPASS Lite module, or the Local Job Database module. A composite profile of transferable skills
is generated, which can be limited by medical or evaluation results.
The Work Sample Scorer automatically scores individual
Valpar Component Work Samples and combines
the results of several Work Samples into a single DOT profile. The results are available to other modules.
You can also define your own work samples and norm groups.
The Wage and Employment Database provides wage
and employment data from DOL sources. There is data for the entire US, each state, and hundreds of
MSAs (metropolitan service areas). This database can be browsed by geographic area and by O*NET code.
The PET module uses an on-computer questionnaire to determine a personís ability levels for
Physical Demands, Environmental Conditions, and work related Temperaments. It also
gathers information about a personís desires to work under various conditions.
The Career Planner is used to explore occupational clusters based on over 500 SOC codes.
Three searches are done simultaneously - one to find occupations for which the evaluee is
currently qualified, one to find occupations for which the evaluee would qualify with a
small amount of improvement, and one to indicate possible occupations upon successful
completion of an educational or training program.
The OOH Database provides the most current version of the Occupational
Outlook Handbook, published by the DOL, which contains a wealth of information about several hundred careers.
Available data includes training requirements, employment outlook, wage information, and sources of additional information.
The Local Job Database uses the methodology described in The Revised Handbook for
Analyzing Jobs (RHAJ), published by the DOL, to help you create DOT-like descriptions of local jobs,
complete with a DOT profile.
This is the same methodology used by the U.S. Department of
Labor to create the Dictionary of Occupational Titles and formed the basis for the O*NET.
This module provides three ways to easily use the RHAJ job-task analysis method to fully
describe local jobs, including a full DOT profile and a job description, and save them in
a database that can be searched by any combination of factors.
The Competencies Database maintains
competency lists for jobs and training programs. Complete competency lists
for 140 DOT jobs are included, using over 15,000 individual competencies. You can also
create your own lists, print checklists for various applications and track individuals
through training programs.