Work Olympics - Vocational Assessment


I am excited to share our “Work Olympics” with you!
This week was state testing week. But not for me! My special needs, functional level students do not participate in the regular standardized testing. So, our department has adapted a special vocational assessment day called the Work Olympics. It’s pretty awesome.
So first we grouped our students so that they would be doing activities appropriate to their ability level. Yellow = low, Orange = middle, and Green = high. And, as always in special education, different modifications are given to students so that they understand and are able to complete their tasks. Students all received a card with the activities listed and had to complete all of the activities on their card and then could check out some of the other ones. 


Wipe
Table
Rolling Silverware
Sort
Laundry
Fold
Laundry
Haul
Trash
Sticker
Items
Sort
Silverware
Dry
Trays
Wrap
Burgers
Size
Clothing



Place
Setting
Sort
Mail
Mock
Interview
Stuff
Folders
Application
Letter
Chrono.
Order
Alpha Order


After completing each station students received a sticker to mark off that they had completed that activity.
Students were timed at each station and the amount they completed in that time frame was recorded on the data sheets at each station. Below are the different stations and a few pictures that I took yesterday.
Yellow Group
Sorting silverware
Rolling Silverware
Sticker/Sort Items
Vocational Tasks - High School Special Education 
Dry Trays
Wiping Tables
Sorting Laundry

Orange Group
Haul trash
Fold Laundry
Vocational Tasks - Wrap Burgers - High School Special Education
Wrap Burgers
Sorting mail
Vocational Tasks - Hanging Clothes by Size - High School Special Education
Size Clothing
Setting a Table - Vocational Tasks - High School Special Education
Place Setting
Green Group
Chronological order
Stuffing Folders - Vocational Tasks - High School Special Education 
Stuff Folders
Alphabetical Order of Files
Job Application - Vocational Tasks - High School Special Education
Application
Mock Interview

See more details and the instructions we used for our vocational assessment on google drive!

5 comments :

  1. What a great idea for an assessment! My students, even the lowest functioning/participation level, take a state assessment, but I can see us doing something like this as part of our programming anyway. In fact, our summer unit is built around the summer Olympics, so this would be awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

    Kara
    Spedventures

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  2. I like this, helps me understand a little more what you’re doing to make the students compete at their own level. Neat! Grandma

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  3. What a great idea! Would love to hear more. Nagerety@interact.ccsd.net

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  4. I just stumbled onto your site and would love more information about your Olympics. My email is jlwood08@gmail.com

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  5. I would love to hear more as well. I teach a high school supported unit. Baker.Georg@brevardschools.org Thanks a million!

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