Assess for Success: A Practitioner's Handbook on Transition Assessment

Transition assessment is an individualized, ongoing process that helps students with disabilities and their families define appropriate goals for the student's transition to adult life.a This handbook is designed to be used by everyone on the IEP team (student, family, general and special educators, and others) in helping any student, regardless of disability, to determine their goals as they transition into adult life, including postsecondary education and employment choices.a The assessment process described in this book builds upon a variety of information emphasizing the use of transition assessment techniques and community-based setting to gather the information needed for successful transition planning.a The book addresses career development, the role of self-determination, using assessment outcomes in IEP development, the roles of the team members and others involved in the process, methods of gathering information, and matching students to environments.a Appendices provides a variety of forms and other materials useful in this process.