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Even if you have a much earlier version of metered CareerScope, you will get the following features from all versions when you upgrade: 

CareerScope 11.0:

  • Complete redesign of assessment interface
  • Complete rewrite/update of underlying program code
  • Database incorporates O*NET version 15 information

CareerScope 10.0:

§ Group Clusters Report: This new report allows you to identify those test-takers with assessment profiles that are aligned with designated career clusters. This new search and reporting capability will facilitate efficient review of career cluster outcomes for large groups of students as well as identification of those individuals who may be prime candidates for program recruitment and/or invitation to relevant career exploration and awareness programming.

§ Updated Occupational Databases: CareerScope’s occupational databases incorporate the most up-to-date information from the Department of Labor’s O*NET career information database (version 14) as well as the latest update to the SOC taxonomy.

CareerScope 9.0:

§ Updated Occupational Databases: CareerScope’s occupational databases have been updated to ensure that all information is consistent with O*NET 13 while reflecting significant high growth and high replacement occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections through 2016. The revised databases reflect 77% of all BLS-projected job openings through the year 2016, with 52% of the CareerScope job titles designated as “in-demand” occupations at the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website.  (“In demand” occupations are found in critical high growth industries that are projected to add substantial numbers of new jobs and which are being transformed by technology and innovation.)

§ Group Pathways Report: This new report allows you to identify those test-takers with assessment profiles that are aligned with designated career pathways. This new search and reporting capability will facilitate efficient review of career pathway outcomes for large groups of students as well as identification of those individuals who may be prime candidates for program recruitment and/or invitation to relevant career exploration and awareness programming.

CareerScope 8.5: 
§  Define a set of records for mass deletion or to save as file  §  New Summary Career Cluster/Pathway Report  §  New Group Statistics Report  §  Post-installation printer test utility   §  Enhanced User Guide with expandable-collapsible & linked Table of Content   §  O*NET information update to O*NET v12
CareerScope 8.0: 
(this was a major upgrade)
  • Enhanced Network Performance 
  • Multi-User Capabilities
  • New & Improved Installer
  • Interest Inventory Interruption
  • O*NET Occupational Info Updated to v10
  • Career Cluster/Pathway Reports on US DOE categories:
    • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
    • Architecture & Construction
    • Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
    • Business, Management & Administration
    • Education & Training
    • Finance
    • Government & Public Administration
    • Health Science
    • Hospitality & Tourism
    • Human Services
    • Information Technology
    • Law, Public Safety & Security
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing, Sales & Service
    • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
    • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
CareerScope 7.2:
The CareerScope Management System will allow the practitioner to
  •  select/deselect CSIntro as a default administration condition, 
  •  select/deselect presentation of the animated tutorial that precedes general interface practice activities and
  • selectively delete assessment records from the cscope.dbf. 
  • introduce a “look-up table” that allows practitioners to convert SOC occupational recommendations (in the O*NET report) into U.S. Department of Education Career Pathway outcomes. 
  • the 120-page, keyword searchable User Guide is located next to the Help menu item (not behind it) in the CareerScope Management System.
CareerScope 7.0:
  • All reports can now be exported to Word or Rich Text (.RTF) files
  • All reports can be saved as .PDF files
  • The Assessment Profile now prints with Job Titles by default.
  • Numerical Reasoning and Word Meanings aptitude assessments can now be administered in "untimed" mode (for individuals with reading related disabilities)
  • Interest Inventory, Numerical Reasoning and Word Meanings test items can now be delivered in Spanish text with test-taking instructions delivered with English audio supports.
  • CareerScope Version 7 is now consistent with O*NET v5.1
  • All Management System interfaces have been modified to enhance readability.
CareerScope 6.0:
  • The new 5-minute multimedia introduction/orientation - click CS Intro after loading 6.0 - gives evaluees a concise description of what to expect, how to use CareerScope, and what they will get.  If they click "Yes" at the end of the orientation, it will take them directly into the CareerScope assessment.  For this to work the computer will need sound capability, headphones might be a good idea - and you can bypass the Intro by clicking on CS TASKS.
  • There are new Career Exploration Work Sheets available in 6.0 - these may be especially useful in youth programs.  Assuming CareerScope 6.0 is installed, they are .pdf files located in the CSCOPE subdirectory under Counseling Tools. Print them out and make all the copies you want if they will be useful. 
  • For "metered" CareerScope: No more lost or damaged "wallet" diskettes!  The ability to access additional metered administrations via the internet might seem intimidating at first, but you will find it is simpler and faster than dealing with diskettes.  You will see instructions for receiving more metered administrations at How to Get Metered Administrations at the main CareerScope Implementation page.
    • Note: Once you have transferred CareerScope metered administrations to your computers, be careful that you or "systems" people do not uninstall CareerScope or re-format your hard drives without temporarily sending the administrations back to the Web account - this is documented at Receiving Metered Administrations  - if the CareerScope management system is erased without doing this the $5 (or more) each metered administrations will be lost. 
  • You can also check out the Vocational Research Insitute's web site description of CareerScope at www.vri.org