Planning for the Future (FREE)
Morningstar, M.E. ( 1995)
Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas

PlanningĀ for the Future is a workbook to help students, their families, and
professionals plan for a student’s life after high school. This workbook
uses a person-centered approach to identify student strengths and facilitates
a problem-solving approach to develop a plan of action and a vision
for the future. FREE.

  1. jdrurystegen-k12-mo-us says:

    I have not used this assessment tool to date however, after looking it over it looks great.  It inlcudes people or supports that are close to the transition student.  This is important as these kids need support system.  It also includes li=ooking at hte future which sometimes is easier if there are guiding questions or ideas.  Looking at the obstacles is the logical way to develop a plan of action to overcome.  In looking at the obstacles, naturally a list of resources develops.  Another great point with this assessment is it's free…..

  2. jeniferrandlesbcglobal-net says:

    Planning for the Future Workbook

    This workbook is divided into 8 tools (Personal Profile, Relationship Map, Envision the future, Goal, Obstacles, Available resources to overcome obstacles, Prioritizing options and resources, and then development of an action plan). 

    This guide is a positive tool for the student, helping them work through the achievement of their goal.  I liked the different tools so much that I am using some of this guide for delegates attending the Oklahoma Youth Leadership Forum. 

  3. sfischerknobnoster-k12-mo-us says:

    I have not used this assessment, but plan to.  I also plan on sharing these assessment  with my coworkers.  I like this resource, but I don't think it is appropriate for all students.  I think teachers would have to make the determination if this assessment is adequate for each individual student.  Some things I like about this transition assessment is for one it is free!!!! I like how the assessment is set-up in portions that can be completed with student/teacher or parent together and how other portions are completed only by the student.  I think the different sessions addresses the needs and interests of the student. (ex. envision for the future, obstacles, available resources to help overcome the obstacles, and then designing an action plan)  These sessions require the student to think about his/her  future goals and how they plan to reach those goals.

  4. jwehrli-wehrligmail-com says:

    This is a great informal assessment.  It gives a better picture of the student and lets their voice be heard to help with their transition after highschool.  It allows them to voice what their goals should be, how they want to meet them, what they want to do in their future.  It is definitely a great resource!

  5. Kristen Hirth says:

    This is in my opinion an informal assessment.  I would use this as a tool in transition meeting I work with because I believe that with parents this would be a very useful tool  to start palnning out steps for student progress, taking inventory on what the student can do what they want to do, and also helps to line out the steps to start thinking about that the student /team needs to work on inroder to get the student to where they want to be as well as where thier parents would liek them to be. 

  6. mlouismnu-edu says:

    This is such a user friendly resource.  I love how it is so usable for young adults, families and case managers to assess students informally.  The graphic organizers are excellent, as it includes a personal profile, relationship map, a planning for the future checklist, a goal that includes obstacles, and available resources.  What makes this resources nice is that it is chunked into sections so students do not have to complete everything at once.

  7. leahmggmail-com says:

    I love that this is student-centered and is very interactive!  It's full of easily readable resources and has explanations of why the information is valuable. 

  8. ramarlowmnu-edu says:

    This informal assessment tool is an excellent, free resource!  This workbook is very user friendly, well organized and is easily adaptable for students of many levels and abilities.  I like how it helps students organize, prioritize and navigate through transition planning.  The workbook covers information that includes: personal profile, relationship map, a planning for the future checklist, a goal that includes obstacles, and available resources.  From this information, students can aid in the development of their transition action plan and transition IEPs.

  9. Stacey Hamann says:

    I have used this resource for several years. I like how it is presented and students seem to enjoy completing it and the interaction that it encourages.

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