We believe that students have the potential to achieve all of their aspirations when they are in an environment that does not marginalize.
Transition Assessment is:
Transition Assessment informs IEP goals and services to help students prepare for their postsecondary settings and demands.
Regardless of timing, the assessment information is used to further identify students’ visions; Transition Planning Form and IEP goals.
Any assessment that is conducted when a student on an IEP is aged 14-22 can be viewed as a transition assessment, in that it provides information which can be used to discern the student’s vision; understand the student’s needs, strengths, preference, and interests; and measure progress towards the acquisition of skills. Some examples include:
Because Transition Assessment information is embedded throughout the IEP, everyone is ultimately involved in the process. Team members provide and gather input from the whole village! This may include:
DESE’s Technical Assistance Advisory: Transition Assessment in the Secondary Transition Planning Process
(1) DCDT Position Paper
(2) NSTTAC Age Appropriate Transition Assessment Toolkit
(3) Transition Coalition Assessment Reviews