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 assessmentCurriculum-based assessmentDistrict/State assessmentObservationTransition survey, checklist or informal questionaireWeb-based assessmentThe table below is not comprehensive, but serves as a guide for finding and selecting an assessment.
Type of assessment
Where to find it
Commercially -produced assessment
TPI (Transition Planning Inventory)
Can be used to inform IEP team which career paths match student skills and interests.
(DOTS staff: to request assessments use the order form in forms/templates section and email to Susana Zavala- firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
Ready, Set, Go!
Can be used to inform IEP team of student skills and interests.
CSTs, Periodic assessments, CAHSEE, etc.
Can be used to inform IEP team whether student post-secondary goals match current abilities.
Classroom teachers, Counselors
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.
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
NEW: Transition Survey, Checklist or Informal Questionnaire for students on the Alternate Curriculum
Life Skills Independent Living AssessmentPersonal Preference Indicator
Unique Learning System
These assessments assist in determining the preferences, interests and goals of students on the Alternate Curriculum
Unique Transition Profile (help with using the profile in the Unique Curriculum)
My Next Move
Can be used to inform IEP team of student plans and interests.(link leads to Student tools & recources- select "Digital Library" as long as you are within the LAUSD network)Transition and Skills Assessment-----------------Community Based Skills Assessment
These assessments assist in determining the preferences, interests and goals of students with Autism--------------NEW: Career Pictorial Interest Inventory for Alternate CurriculumPictorial Interest Inventory-----------------Career Interest Inventory - Pictorial Version Career Pictorial Interest Inventory for Alternate Curriculum------------------