Assessment Reviews



Here is a list of many transition assessments.

Please review any that you use and suggest others that we should include.

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Work Experience Guide

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This manual was created as a guide for schools to use when incorporating work experiences into their curriculum.


Life Skills Inventory/Independent Living Skills Assessment Tool

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The Life Skills Inventory/Independent Living Skills Assessment Tool gathers information to identify if an individual is prepared with the appropriate life skills to live independently.


Secondary School Success Checklist

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This checklist was designed to be used with students who have Autism. It is intended to be completed with information from the student, school staff, and the student's family.


Personal Data Wizard

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Help students transition from school to work with this online job search and portfolio system.


Your Employment Selection (YES!)

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Participants can watch videos covering 120 jobs and select their preferences with help in identifying the best-matched job, strengths and weaknesses, and training priorities.


Every Move Counts Clicks and Chats

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Use this sensory based tool with individuals with significant sensory motor differences, developmental differences and autism to help with communication skills.


Personal Preference Indicators: A Guide for Planning

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Use this assessment to help your planning team identify and focus on preferences connected to choice-making activities, person-centered planning, and self-determination efforts.


Supports Intensity Scale

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Use this tool to measure the daily supports required by a person with an intellectual and developmental disability .


Representational Portfolio

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Use this if you are representing job seekers on their behalf. The tool showcases the individual's capabilities and how they can contribute to the employer.


Design to Learn: An Environmental Inventory to help teachers design learning opportunities for children with disabilities

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This inventory is used to track the opportunities to learn communication and object interaction skills that are provided in classroom activities for a specific student.


Social Networks: A Communication inventory for individuals with complex communication needs and their communication partners

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The Social Network Package is an assessment and intervention planning tool. The Manual and Inventory Booklet are designed to help professionals work with family members and individuals who have complex communication needs. Use this resource to help determine appropriate communication strategies and technologies for clients to use with their communication partners.


HomeTalk: A Family Assessment of Children who are Deaf-blind

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HomeTalk is an assessment tool designed for use by parents and care providers of children who are deafblind and who have other disabilities. Its purpose is to help you participate more actively in the planning of your child's educational program. HomeTalk is designed to provide a broad picture of your child's skills, special interests, and personality.


CIPSI: Career Interests, Preferences, and Strengths Inventory

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Through the CIPSI, those choices are aligned with the U.S. Department of Education 16 Career Clusters. Help your students examine each of these facets separately, then in combination, and begin to explore the careers within their clusters of interest and strength.


The Career Key

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Career Key's validated career assessment and award-winning self-help articles can help you. Career Key is based on the latest science and best practices in the field. This assessment can be used with students in middle school to adults and only takes about 15 minutes to complete.


Choicemaker Self Determination Assessment

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Educators use the ChoiceMaker Self-Determination Assessment to assess middle and high school students' with mild to moderate disabilities self-determination skills and opportunities at school to exercise these skills across three areas.


Envision Your Career

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This assessment is designed to measure career interests in people who have little or no English skills and/or limited reading and writing abilities. It is based on John Holland's Theory of Types. But its video administration requires no reading skills on the part of test takers, so it is an excellent alternative to language-based assessments and good for group administration.


A Guide to Assessing College Readiness

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This assessment identifies five essential foundations that are particularly critical for students with learning disabilities or AD/HD in order to succeed in a traditional higher education setting. Understanding these core areas can help students recognize the challenges that they will face in college and identify areas where additional support and development may be needed.


Financial Literacy Inventory

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The FLI then offers guidance on how to improve the individual's financial literacy and manage their money better through specific suggestions and online resources.


Individual Career Portfolio

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The Individual Career Portfolio helps junior high and high school students track their progress in academic performance and career planning. This powerful organizational tool has been thoroughly revised to reflect changes in the expectations placed on high school students to research and evaluate their educational and career plans.


Job Search Knowledge Scale

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This assessment offers guidance on the job search methods that work best and provides journaling space to establish job search goals. The assessment saves time and resources by helping people focus on key areas of the job search as needed and land a job more quickly.


O*Net

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This tool has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!


Transition to Work Inventory

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Individuals will review a list of 96 non-work activities and rate how much they like each one. Simple self-scoring allows them to connect their answers to the 16 career clusters, which then lead to a list of related jobs, self-employment options, and paths for education and training.


Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale

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This assessment measures adaptive behavior of individuals from birth to adulthood. It includes a Survey Interview Form, Parent/Caregiver Rating Form and Teacher Rating Form.


What Do I Like to Do?

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Short checklists and hands-on, practical, fun activities help students understand themselves, and begin to plan for the achievement of educational and career goals. Specific instructions for using the activities to teach measurable outcomes are included for home or at school and are best for middle and high school students.


Functional Independence Skills Handbook (FISH): Assessment and Curriculum for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

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This assessment measures a person's ability to perform daily living functional activities to help increase personal independence.


Tangible Symbol System

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This system helps learners unable to communicate through abstract symbols with an illustrated manual for teaching with tangible symbols such as pictures, people, and photographs.


Picture Interest Career Survey (PICS)

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The Picture Interest Career Survey (PICS) is a quick way for people to identify occupational interests by using pictures of people at work rather than text-based items.


The Syracuse Community-Referenced Curriculum Guide: for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities

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Serving learners from kindergarten through age 21, this field-tested curriculum is a must for professionals and parents devoted to directly preparing a student to function in the world.


COPS-PIC: Picture Inventory of Careers

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The COPS-PIC illustrates a variety of occupational activities, using realistic pictures of people in non-stereotyped roles. This form of the COPS is designed to help assess students with reading or language difficulties, and individuals with low academic or career motivation as well as non-reading and non-English speaking adults.


Wide Range Interest & Occupation Test: WRIOT2, 2nd Ed

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The Wide Range Interest and Occupation Test - Second Edition is a revision of the popular WRIOT. The WRIOT2 consists of 238 full-color pictures. Individuals decide whether they like, dislike, or are undecided about each job depicted. The WRIOT2 does not require reading or language understanding.


Reading-Free Vocational Interest Inventory: 2 (R-FVII:2), 2nd Edition

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The second edition of the Reading-Free Vocational Interest Inventory (R-FVII:2) measures the vocational interests of special populations. It uses pictures of individuals engaged in different occupations to measure the vocational likes and dislikes of students and adults who are intellectually disabled, learning disabled, adult disadvantaged, or enrolled in alternative or vocational/career training programs. No reading or writing is required.


Leisure Diagnostic Battery

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This assessment is a self-reporting tool that assesses perceived freedom in leisure with respect to individuals' participation in recreation activities.


Choosing Outcomes and Accommodations for Children (COACH): A Guide to Educational Planning for Students with Disabilities, 3rd Ed.

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This assessment review is a step-by-step process to help players collaborate on individualized educational plans.


Informal Assessments for Transition: Employment and Career Planning

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This assessment determine students' transition needs in employment and career planning. More than 60 informal assessments that encompass four areas of transition employment and career planning are included.


C.I.T.E. Learning Styles Instrument.

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Need help with determining learning styles for students? Students rate themselves on 45 items, total their score, and come up with a major and minor learning style. Descriptions of each learning style are given to help understand a student's preferred mode of learning.


Study Skills Inventory

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Intended for teachers, this assessment helps teachers rate students on study skills such as listening, test taking, note taking and outlining, time management, and organization. Teachers rate students on a scale from "not proficient" to "highly proficient". The assessment can help teachers focus their study skills instruction.


AIR Self-Determination Scale

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The AIR Self-Determination Assessment produces a profile of the student's level of self-determination, identifies areas of strength and areas needing improvement, and identifies specific educational goals that can be incorporated into the student's IEP.


Brigance Transition Skills Inventory (TSI)

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This tool The TSI includes hundreds of in-depth assessments of job-oriented, academic, and functional life skills in the context of employment, post-secondary education, and real-world situations and community participation skills to help students transition to post-school activities.


Transition Health Care Checklist.

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This assessment works well to help students, family members, health care professionals, educators, and others complete the checklist and work together to help students with special health care needs transition successfully.


Transition Behavior Scale

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Use this to measure students' abilities in three areas: work related, interpersonal relations, and social/community expectations.


The Environmental Job Assessment Measure: E-JAM

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Professionals can use this assessment to rate students across 47 descriptors in job areas using a job analysis format. The information gathered about a job is useful in matching a student with an appropriate job.


Work Personality Profile

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This tool generates information that assists a student to find a job that matches his/her interests and strengths. Two forms are included, one for the student and one for a professional.


Informal Assessments in Transition Planning: Postsecondary Education and Training

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Use this to determine students' preferences for post-secondary training, their match with particular types of institutions, and the need for accommodations and modifications.


Transition Planning in the Schools: Using the Enderle-Severson Transition Rating Scales, 4th Ed.

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This useful resource assists educators administer and score the ESTR (Enderle-Severson Transition Rating) scales. It contains case studies for three students and helps educators plan assessment and IEP needs using the ESTR scales.


Transition Planning Inventory- Second Edition (TPI-2)

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The resource helps educators address students' transition needs, including their preferences, interests, and strengths. The newest edition includes a CD with helps educators address students' transition needs, including their preferences, interests, and strengths. Students, parents, and educators complete forms based on the student's abilities and experiences. Fifteen comprehensive case studies are also included. This new edition also includes a resource CD with additional case studies, pdf versions of forms, and scripts for administering the TPI-2. Spanish translations of parent forms available.


The New Parent Transition Survey

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This resource addresses those areas identified for transition planning and assists the IEP team in making decisions.


Informal Assessments in Transition Planning

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This assessment helps determine a student's transition needs by using 9 different domains.


Arc Self-Determination Scale

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Used typically by students with learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities, this assessment has students rate themselves on 72 items across four characteristics of self-determination.


SDS Career Explorer Self-Assessment and Careers booklets

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This resource is appropriate for middle and junior high school students who wish to explore their interests and plan for their career. Students generate a combination code based on their interest areas which they use to explore various careers.


Informal Assessments for Transition: Independent Living and Community Participation

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This resource helps determine students' transition needs in independent living and community participation. More than 60 informal assessments that encompass transition planning are included.


The Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment (ACLSA)

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This assessment helps educators determine students independent living skills. Assessments are completed by the student and his/her caregivers. This assessment is culturally sensitive and is appropriate for all students regardless of their living circumstances.


Occupational Aptitude Survey & Interest Schedule (OASIS-3)

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This aptitude survey and an interest schedule and is intended for students grades 8-12 and adults. The aptitude survey measures six factors that are directly related to skills and abilities required in more than 20,000 jobs listed in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.


Planning for the Future

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Use this workbook to plan for a student's life after high school by identifying student strengths and facilitating a problem-solving approach.