The measurable postsecondary goals are based upon age appropriate transition assessment. Information from formal and informal assessments is collected by the IEP team in the areas of needs, strengths, preferences, and interests. The measurable postsecondary goals are developed, confirmed and assessment information is updated annually.
Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment Resources:
Module 1: Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment
"Indicator 13 and Transition Services Training Modules" contains eight training modules. Each link is a short video and allows you easy access to each part of the training. Audio is included so make sure your speakers are turned on. You will need access to Vimeo, an internet-based video-sharing website similar to Youtube.
Guide to Transition Assessment in Washington State
An overview of the assessment process and its role in the transition process. PDF
Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment Toolkit (PDF)
- This toolkit provides background information and resources relating to how best to conduct and employ transition assessments.
This form is adapted from Puyallup School District by CCTS and includes a detailed evaluation tool that may be used to collect information for students who are working in situational assessments, internships, or integrated employment settings. The results of the ratings may become part of a student's age-appropriate assessment data that is the initial step in the transition process.
This PowerPoint presentation addresses appropriate transition assessments for students with significant disabilities. It was created by Dr. Mary E. Morningstar and Mary Pearson from the University of Kansas and was presented at the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) Conference in Milwaukee, WI in October 2008.
Free Career Cluster – Plans of Study; free Career Clusters – Knowledge and Skills Charts; free Career Clusters – Interest Survey Activity.
A Guide for Professionals Serving Youth with Educational and Career Development Challenges; youth service practitioners will find information on selecting career-related assessments, determining when to refer youth for additional assessment, and additional issues such as accommodations, legal issues, and ethical considerations
The Ansell Casey Life Skills Assessments provide instant feedback to assist the IEP team in developing customized transition learning plans.
This is a downloadable list of transition assessment tools with links and brief descriptions of eight commercially available assessments.
Magellan uses 9 assessments and performance-based surveys to measure 12 interest areas and 27 criterion-referenced factors based on the U.S. Department of Labor's "Revised Handbook for Analyzing Jobs." Magellan's academic skills assessment is based on field-proven assessment software.
This survey allows parents to contribute to the transition assessment by identifying goals and dreams they have for their son/daughter as an adult after graduation.
Good assessment is the basis for meaningful planning for students, families, and schools as they consider transition needs and needed transition services in the IEP process.
The Transition Assessment Toolkit is a comprehensive resource for IEP Teams, special education teachers and administrators, parents and students, and support staff as they conduct the age-appropriate transition assessment process. Adapted from the Highline School District Special Education, the Toolkit includes resources from the Center for Change in Transition Services and the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth. The Toolkit offers resource materials for formal and informal assessments and recommended transition assessments by grade level. It also offers lists of published tests and information on each. The web-based resources are centered on learning styles, employment/career planning, temperament surveys, multiple intelligences and many more.
WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system measuring real-world skills. WorkKeys connects work skills, training, and testing for education and employers, responds to the requirements of federal programs and legislation, supports economic and workforce programs and is the basis for the National Career Readiness Certificate.
The Worker Traits and Characteristics Rating Standards is an evaluation tool that may be used to collect information for the students who are working in situational assessments, internships, or integrated employment settings. Th results of the ratings may become part of a student's age-appropriate assessment data that is the initial step in the transition process.
National Secondary Transition Assistance Center (NSTTAC) "What is Indicator 13?"
NSTTAC's Age Appropriate Transition Assessment Toolkit