• 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 Susana Zavala- scz9241@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)

    Employment Support Indicators

    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.

     

    https://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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