Demystifying Transition Assessment

Assessment is the cornerstone of every good transition plan. Now there’s a book that demystifies the what, when, why, and how of collecting transition assessment data—and using the results to help students with disabilities prepare for adulthood. Demystifying Transition Assessment will help you choose assessments appropriate for each situation and student, in seven key areas: academics, self-determination, employment, community living, postsecondary education, recreation and leisure, and health care.  To help you find the assessment tools that best meet your needs, the book includes an invaluable quick-reference guide to more than 90 transition assessments and which areas they assess. You’ll also follow case studies of a teacher and two students as they navigate the transition assessment process, and you’ll get sample forms for assessing student skills and goals, enhancing transition IEPs, helping students plan for college and employment, and much more.

By Colleen A. Thoma and Ronald Tamura. 2013. 176 pages. ISBN 978-1-59857-214-8. #S6277

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