Post-pre assessment is a retrospective approach to measuring client change. Participants are asked to use their current frame of reference to create a common measuring stick for assessing their competence before and after a workshop. For example, participants in a workshop on how to understand and use labour market information might be asked: “Knowing what you know now about using labour market information for career decision making or job search, rate yourself before the workshop and rate yourself now.”
Hiebert, Bryan, “Post-Pre Assessment: An Innovative Way for Documenting Client Change.” Online: http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.crccanada.org%2Fcrc%2Ffiles%2FHiebert-Post-Pre%2520for%2520GPAW850_2.docx&ei=WvDkU5WJCePMsQTzn4GwCQ&usg=AFQjCNFJu6aMfWJxAjlKoVyWfkwEewSmrw&bvm=bv.72676100,d.cWc (Retrieved on August 8, 2014)
Hiebert, Bryan and Kris Magnusson, “The Power of Evidence: Demonstrating the Value of Career Development Services.” In Blythe C. Shepard and Priya S. Mani (editors). Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles and Professionalism. Toronto: Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), 2014, p.519.