Interest Survey

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We don't always know what we want, let alone need. An interest survey can help a teacher figure out what his or her students are thinking, what they may want or even need, and how they can best be helped. To find out more about yourself, take an interest survey.

The surveys listed below are either web based or printable. Results can be printed or copied to "My Plan."

Interest Inventory 

  • 8 question types
  • Interest areas are: Education, Government/Legal, Art/Design/Communications, Social/Personal Services, Natural Sciences/Resource Management, Manufacturing/Engineering/Construction, Health and Business/Management
  • From the University of South Dakota
  • Appropriate for late elementary - middle school students

Interest Inventories 

  • Links to 5 different inventories
  • Inventories are for careers
  • From the Indiana Dept. of Education
  • Appropriate for middle - high school students

Interest and Background Inventory (Printable)

  • Approximately 35 short answer questions
  • Interest areas are personal and informational
  • From Citadel Military College
  • Appropriate for late elementary - middle school students

Student Interest Inventory(.pdf)

  • 17 short answer questions
  • Interest areas are personal
  • Adapted from: Holzschuher (1997) How to Handle Your Classroom
  • Appropriate for elementary students