Student Self-Directed Search Kit

Title: Student Self-Directed Search Kit
Author: Holland, J.L. & Messer, M.A.
Year: 2017
Description: The Student Self-Directed Search (Student SDS) is a career assessment and exploration tool designed and tailored specifically to middle school, junior high, and high school students. It is a self-administered, self-scored, and self-interpreted career counseling and exploration tool. The Professional Manual with Teacher’s Guide includes tools and resources for teachers, counselors, and other professionals.

A revision of the SDS Career Explorer (CE), the Student SDS is based on data collected for the SDS Form R, 5th Edition (2013). The new Student SDS allows students to learn about programs of study and careers that ebst match their personalities. Includes an assessment booklet that asks students about their occupational daydreams, aspirations, activities, competencies, interest in a variety of occupations, and self-estimates and calculates a customed two-letter Summary Code based on the student’s responses.

Features a Career Finder for students to explore occupations based on their Summary Code and an Eduational Opportunities Finder for students to explore programs of study based on their Summary Code. Includes a You and Your Future Workbook, is designed to engage students in the career-discovery process.

The full version of this test is: Self-Directed Search 5 (SDS-5)

Age Range: Children
Administration: Individual and Group
Inventory: 1 Complete Kit

  • 1 Professional Manual with Teacher’s Guide @ $75.00
  • 1 Educational Opportunities Finder Manual @ $25.00
  • 25 Student SDS Assessment Booklets @ $2.50
  • 25 Student Career Finder Booklets @ $3.50
  • 25 You and Your Future Workbooks @ $2.00
Qualification Level: Level A or 3
Test Category: Aptitude
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