The Career Occupational Preference System – Picture Interest Inventory (COPS-PIC; Knapp-Lee, 2007) is a nonverbal assessment of occupational interest. The COPS-PIC illustrates a variety of occupational activities, using realistic pictures of people in non-stereotyped roles. This form of COPS is designed to help assess students with reading or language difficulties and individuals with low academic or career motivation, as well as non-reading and non-English-speaking adults. It is administered in groups to students in various grades. Scores are linked to 14 Career Clusters: science/professional, science/skilled, technology/professional, technology/skilled, consumer economics, outdoor, business/professional, business/skilled, clerical, communication, arts/professional, arts/skilled, service/professional, and service/skilled. The instructions for the COPS-PIC are available in Spanish, Hmong, Russian, Croatian, Laotian, and Vietnamese.
Age: Elementary through high school; adult
Time to Administer: 30 minutes
Method of Administration: Individual or group- administered; 168 items, realistic picture of people in non-stereotyped work settings
Subscales: Science, Technology, Outdoor, Consumer economics, Business, Clerical, Communication, Arts, Service
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