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Students with disabilities should be assessed in the area of transition every year. Fifteen year-old students receive a commercially-produced assessment, while students of other ages may receive any of the following types of assessment:
 
Commercially-produced assessment
Curriculum-based assessment
District/State assessment
Observation
Transition survey, checklist or informal questionaire
Web-based assessment
 
The table below is not comprehensive, but serves as a guide for finding and selecting an assessment.
 

Type of assessment

Assessment name

Purpose

Where to find it

Commercially -produced assessment

COPS

IDEAS

TPI (Transition Planning Inventory)

Transition-to-Work Inventory

 Can be used to inform IEP team which career paths match student skills and interests.

 DOTS teacher

(DOTS staff: to request assessments use the order form in forms/templates section and email to Lourdes Aguayo- lagua2@lausd.net)

Curriculum-based assessment

 

Classwork, quizzes, etc.from either regular classroom instruction or from lessons done by the DOTS teacher

Examples include Vital Links and Stanfield's Transitions Curriculum

Can be used to inform IEP team whether student post-secondary goals match current abilities, or to get information about student interests or their knowledge about transition.

Classroom teachers or DOTS teacher

District-made assessment

Ready, Set, Go!

Take 1

Can be used to inform IEP team of student skills and interests.

 

Ready, Set, GO!!

Take 1

District/State assessment

 

CSTs, Periodic assessments, CAHSEE, etc.

Can be used to inform IEP team whether student post-secondary goals match current abilities.

Classroom teachers, Counselors

Observation

Done informally- may include data collection or reporting of student's observed behavior.

Can be used to inform IEP team of student's present abilties.

N/A

Transition Survey, Checklist or Informal Questionnaire

 Can be teacher-made, may come from Pro-Ed's Informal Assessments for Transition

Can be used to inform IEP team of student's plans, interests and abilities

DOTS teacher

RIASEC assessment

 
 
 
 
 
 

NEW: Transition Survey, Checklist or Informal Questionnaire for students on the Alternate Curriculum

Life Skills Independent Living Assessment

Personal Preference Indicator

Unique Learning System

 These assessments assist in determining the preferences, interests and goals of students on the Alternate Curriculum

 


Personal Preference Indicator (PDF)

Personal Preference Indicator Supplement (Word)

Unique Transition Profile (help with using the profile in the Unique Curriculum)

Web-based assessment

Career Cruising

My Next Move

Can be used to inform IEP team of student plans and interests.

 

http://achieve.lausd.net//site/Default.aspx?PageID=277

(link leads to Student tools & recources- select "Digital Library" as long as you are within the LAUSD network)
 

 

 
 
NEW: Transition Survey, Checklist or Informal Questionnaire for Students with Autism
 
Transition and Skills Assessment
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Community Based Skills Assessment 
 These assessments assist in determining the preferences, interests and goals of students with Autism
 
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NEW: Career Pictorial Interest Inventory for Alternate Curriculum
 
Pictorial Interest Inventory
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Career Interest Inventory - Pictorial Version 
Career Pictorial Interest Inventory for Alternate Curriculum
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