The Assessment Timeline
As students move through their middle and high school years, different assessment needs may emerge. The transition assessment timeline below is a resource for teachers of suggested assessments and possible transition services and activities across grade levels. This list is not intended to be exhaustive and only represents suggestions and examples to consider.
As always, be sure to check with your guidance counselor on career interest inventories, graduation and career planning and other activities for all students. Remember too that what goes on in the general education classrooms in terms of assignments and activities can often be used as transition assessment.
This timeline is presented here so that you may select tools based on a student's unique needs. Remember the four questions from the Transition Assessment Framework section of this training?
1. What do I already know about the student?
2. What else do I need to know about the student?
3. What methods will provide this information?
4. How will the assessment data be collected and used in the Transition IEP?
Using the questons as your guide, choose the assessment tools from any of the age levels that you think are appropriate for the unique needs of the focus student. Assessment tools can be found in the Transition Assessment Guide and in the Transition Assessment Matrix. .