3.1 | The library offers access to online career testing preparation tools through its website and/or through career testing software
Many careers require taking tests for entry or maintence of certification, including military, law enforcement, firefighting, nursing, and teaching. These tests are increasingly taken online. Preparing for these tests requires access to the most current preparation materials as well as the skill to take them online. Online services for career testing preparation are an effective way to both provide learners with relevant materials as well as help them learn to take the tests in an online environment. Quality career testing software and services allow users to save their work, recieve real-time feedback, and track progress. Libraries that meet the criteria for this indicator provide these types career testing and preparation tools through their websites or software products available for check-out or accessed on public computers. Services such as the Gale Career Transitions or Learning Express's Career Center are examples of these types of web-based services that fulfil this criteria. Career testing preparation books with CD-ROMS that do not allow users to save their work do not meet this critera.
FOR THE ASSESSMENT
Answer Yes if you provide qualifying career testing and preparation software or subscription services through the library's website or public computers.
Answer No, but plan to in the next year if you do not currently offer qualifying career testing and preparation software or online services but plan to add these resources in the next year.
Answer No, would like to but cannot at this time if you do not currently offer qualifying career testing and preparation software or online services but would like to do so.
Answer No, we have no plans to do so at this time if you do not currently offer qualifying career testing and preparation software or online services and have found there is no demand for these resources in your community or for other reasons have decided not to offer them.