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Ability Explorer (AE)

Author: Joan C. Harrington, Thomas F. Harrington, Ph.D., Janet E. Wall, Ed.D.
Format: 16 panel foldout pkg/25
Date: 2012
SKU: JST-578831

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Ability Explorer (AE)

Product Description

Ability Explorer (AE) ranks a person’s strengths in the 12 abilities important in today’s workplace. In less than 30 minutes, individuals learn their strongest abilities, plus related careers for developing and using these abilities. Written at an 8th-grade reading level, this 120-statement assessment raises self-awareness, provides practical insights and information, and creates a foundation for informed career and educational planning. Individuals are asked to read each statement and then indicate how good they are or would be at doing the activity. They then progress through steps that show the abilities they are best at and present career choices that match their abilities. Self-scoring and self-interpreting, AE is an ideal career exploration tool that can be used in any educational or workforce-related setting. AE aligns with National Career Development Guidelines and National Standards for School Counselling Programs.

AE measures more abilities than traditional aptitude tests, including key soft skills. It now covers these 12 abilities:

  • Artistic
  • Clerical
  • Interpersonal
  • Language
  • Leadership/Persuasive
  • Manual/Technical
  • Musical/Dramatic
  • Numerical/Mathematical
  • Organizational
  • Scientific
  • Social
  • Spatial


This new edition has been substantially revised to be more user-friendly and more directly targeted toward career exploration and planning. Key changes include:

  • A reduction in the number of steps and administration time required
  • A renewed focus on career planning with an “Abilities-to-Careers Finder” that matches users’ results to occupations with a bright outlook, including a special emphasis on STEM careers
  • Additional validity and reliability

Click here for Free User’s Guide (PDF)
Click here for Free Professional Manual (PDF)

Ability Explorer (AE)


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