What are examples of age-appropriate transition assessments?
Educational: individualized, classroom, grade or schoolwide academic assessments, observational reports by teachers, employers, and parents.
Employment: readiness skills, vocational interest, functional skills, life skills, rating scales of employability, structured assessments in home, community, and work settings.
Training: self-determination scales, Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), vocational readiness, work adjustment ratings, and personal-social skills.
Independent Living Skills (if appropriate): activities of daily living assessment, independent living behaviors, assistive technology needs, employment readiness.
Assessments may be formal and/or informal and are determined by student need. They may also overlap areas. Many of these assessments may already be used in your school.
26th of February, 2010