Reading-Free Vocational Interest Inventory

Now published by PRO-ED!

Ages: 13 years through Adult 

Testing Time: 20 minutes 

Administration: Individual or Group


The second edition of the Reading-Free Vocational Interest Inventory (R-FVII:2) measures the vocational interests of special populations. It uses pictures of individuals engaged in different occupations to measure the vocational likes and dislikes of students and adults who are intellectually disabled, learning disabled, adult disadvantaged, or enrolled in alternative or vocational/career training programs. No reading or writing is required.

The R-FVII:2 is easy to administer and score. It can be administered in about 20 minutes to groups or individuals. It is self-administered and has no time limits. Consisting of a series of 55 sets of three drawings, each depicting different job tasks, the R-FVII:2 explores a wide range of jobs at the unskilled, semiskilled, and skilled levels.

The R-FVII:2 has separate norms for people who are intellectually disabled, learning disabled, and adult disadvantaged/work sheltered. The manual provides T scores, percentiles, and ratings for 11 areas of interest: automotive, building trades, clerical, animal care, food service, patient care, horticulture, housekeeping, personal service, laundry service, and materials handling.

The R-FVII:2 is for individuals 13 years and older. It is appropriate for use by teachers, psychologists, counselors, or other vocational and educational personnel in junior high, senior high, vocational/technical schools, sheltered work centers, and other job training and work placement career centers. This test has proven reliability (intellectually disabled individuals' range = .72 to .95). Test-­retest reliability ranges from .70 to .97 across all groups. The R-FVII:2 complies with Title IX (prohibiting sex discrimination in education) by using a single Inventory Booklet for both men and women; both genders respond to the same illustrated job tasks in each of the occupational categories.

The second edition includes improvements such as:

  • Drawings have been refined and modified to include a more identifiable target figure
  • Contains norms for general education classroom students not presented in the original version
  • Clusters have been developed that combine interest areas to provide another way of looking at the measure's intent
  • Includes more extensive normative tables

COMPLETE R-FVII:2 KIT INCLUDES: Manual, Occupational Title Lists, and 20 Test Booklets. (©2000)