What Are the Different Types of Assessment?
The focus of transition assessment is unique for each student and the type of tool a teacher chooses to use depends on what information is needed. Sometimes you are looking for information on knowledge and skill levels as they will impact the student in meeting their postsecondary goals. Other times you may want to know a student's interests or preferences or the supports they may need to succeed. At times you may want to select a standardized test because you need information about a student's abilities, or aptitudes.
Other questions that need to be answered about how students apply what they have learned in real-life settings call for data gathering in less formal ways. Often teachers use assessments that they author themselves or that are occuring in other places in the school like general education classes and guidance activities. Click on the presentation below to find out more about the different types of transition assessment tools.
Sometimes teachers may not realize that transition assessment information is right under their noses!Throughout each school day students complete a variety of assignments. What they do, write and say might be useful to include as a part of the transition assessment for that student. Look at this example and see if you can pull useful transition assessment information from this High School English writing assignment!