Tuesday's Transition Tips

Tuesday's Transition Tips

yellow post it note with Tuesday's Transition Tips for Teachers is a weekly email for teachers, administrators, parents, counselors, and vocational rehabilitation staff. "Tip" topics include quality and compliant Transition IEPs, transition assessments, drop-out prevention strategies, work-based learning, academic and life skill instruction, family involvement, working with Vocational Rehabilitation Services and much, much more.

Current Tip

One of a series of tips to help you support your transition students when they can’t be in school.


Compliant transition assessments can be difficult to administer when you’re not face to face with your students in a classroom setting. But they do not have to be completed in person, and there are alternatives to paper/pencil assessments.

Tips for completing transition assessments while e-learning:

  • Copy/paste the questions from an assessment into an email, and have students respond.
  • Summarize activities that have been completed so far in the school year from current transition services/activities (elective classes, coursework in a class, college fairs, pre-ETS work, task analysis) showcasing a student’s strengths, preferences, interests, and needs.
  • Conduct a phone interview (just make sure that you write down the questions and answers to help you summarize it later).

Do you have questions or a creative way to capture information for transition assessments while students are at home? Please send questions or examples to: instrc@indiana.edu.

Special Note: The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) is offering a webinar today, March 24, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Tune in to “Providing Transition-Focused Activities Online and At Home.”

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