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Transition Planning Inventory- Second Edition (TPI-2)
Clark, G. M., & Patton, J. R. ( 2014)
Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Transition Planning Inventory
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.

  1. jeniferrandlesbcglobal-net jeniferrandlesbcglobal-net says:

    Transition Planning Inventory

    This assessment seems to be more comprehensive in sub-areas than others.  It looks at nine different areas (Employment, Further Education/Training , Daily Living, Leisure Activities, Community Participation, Health, Communication , Self-Determination, Interpersonal Relationships).   The assessment can be given in three different ways (oral, self-administration, or guided administration) and input is gained from the student, parent, and school by use of three different forms and offers a modified format for students with significant disabilities.  There is also a computer version available. With the administration instructions, they provide planning forms and completed examples. 

    I think this assessment has a lot of use to all students, whether having a disability or not.  The authors have made a variety of formats available.  They also seem to listen to professionals using this assessment and try to improve upon the assessment. 

    While I think I would be in favor of the district using this tool, and I like the planning forms and how the authors seem to walk users through using it, I don’t see the whole assessment being fully utilized, due to the length of the planning forms. 

  2. rick-beckettboiseschools-org says:

    For the past several years I have used the TPI to begin transition planning with my sophomore students.  It is quite detailed and gives a broad perspective of the students strengths, weaknesses and preferences.  More than other instruments I have used I feel as though I  have a higher success rate of having the parent version returned to me, so my assumption is that parents find it usefull and accessible. 

    One con of the program is that I find it cumbersome to summarize and compile.  That said, I still feel that the information obtained is of value and has proven to be a great starting point for transition plannning with my students.  I will continue to use it in the years to come.

  3. kchomablaineschools-org says:

    I think that the TPI is a useful tool in transition. I like that the inventory provides questionnaires (forms) that may be used across environments (school, home, and for the student). I find that the "less wordy" versions of the questionnaire for home and school (that are available in multiple languages) are helpful. I also like that the inventory provides an extensive list of transition goals which IEP teams may consider.

  4. mlouismnu-edu says:

    Transitional Planning Inventory (TPI) is an excellent resource to collect data on a strudent's transitional goals.  There is also a modified version for students with significant disabilities.  This informal assessment covers postschool settings, employment, further education, daily living, and many other areas of transitional planning that are paramount for the transition team, student, and parent to consider during the transitional process.

  5. leahmggmail-com says:

    This is a brief transition survey that includes many areas of need such as: employment, daily living, health and communication. The modified rubric for the survey is great for those students who have higher needs.  

  6. ramarlowmnu-edu says:

    I really liked the collaborative approach to this assessment.  This assessment gathers information from the student, their teachers and parents and address a students abilities and experiences.  Each form is specifically designed for the parties assessing the student’s needs, interests and strengths.  This assessment directly addresses nine areas that include employment, further education/training, daily living, leisure activities, community participation, health, communication, self-determination and interpersonal relationships.  Each area is a vital aspect of the skills that a student will need to be successful. This assessment has the ability to be individualized through a variety of formats and can be given orally, self-administered, or through guided administration. 

  7. jwehrli-wehrligmail-com says:

    This is another great informal assessment.  It gathers information from multiple sources/ perspectives.  It allows student, teacher, and parent to rate the student.  It makes it easy to identify areas to set goals for in transition.  It gives an overall view of the student as a whole.  

  8. khirthmnu-edu says:

    This is a transtion survey, that I think would be a great tool to use within the classroom for students who have a higher needs  as a tools to help the transtion group/ family figure out whatstudents abilities and needs are or might be in the future. 


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