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Transition Assessment . Sue Severson, Ed.D. Minnesota State University Moorhead [email protected] Minneapolis Career Fair March 4, 2005. IDEIA, 2004.

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Transition assessment

Transition Assessment

Sue Severson, Ed.D.

Minnesota State University Moorhead

[email protected]

Minneapolis Career Fair

March 4, 2005


Ideia 2004

IDEIA, 2004

  • The term “transition services” means a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that - (B) is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests. . . .

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Ideia 20041

IDEIA, 2004

  • Appropriate Measurable Postsecondary Goals

    • Based upon age appropriate transition assessment

    • Related to training, education, employment and where appropriate independent living skills

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Transition assessment planning

Transition Assessment & Planning

Teaching of skills/knowledge (goals & objectives, general education curriculum)

Initial Identification of Needs

Transition Planning

In-Depth Assessment of Select Areas

Linkage to services/supports (activities)

Adapted from Transition Planning Inventory, Clark & Patton, 1997.

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Questions transition assessment must answer

Questions Transition Assessment Must Answer

  • What are the desired future outcomes/goals? (preferences and interests)

    • Results oriented process.

    • Needs, strengths, preferences and interests.

  • What skills does the student possess? (strengths)

    • Relative to their goals.

  • What skills must the student acquire to achieve their goals? (needs)

  • What planning issues need to be addressed? (needs)

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Other transition assessments

Postsecondary

Goals

(preferences & interests)

ASSESS

Course of Study

Present Level

Of

Educational

Performance

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Build on strengths,

address needs

Statement of Needed

Transition Services

ASSESS

Goals

&

Objectives

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Transition assessment1

Transition Assessment

  • Key piece of the “preparation for life” puzzle

  • Systematic observation of what individuals need to function successfully as adults

    • Systematic observation--objective and organized means of gathering data to confirm or validate (DCD Manual)

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Transition assessment instruments

Transition Assessment Instruments

  • ESTR Scales

    • ESTR-J-R + Parent Form

      • Transition specific assessment for students with mild disabilities

    • ESTR III + Parent Form

      • Transition specific assessment for students with more disability

    • Transition Planning Inventory (TPI)

      • Transition screening for students with mild disabilities

    • LCCE Batteries (Published by CEC)

      • Knowledge Battery-200 multiple choice test

      • Performance Battery-Performance-based measures

    • Brigance Diagnostic Inventory of Employability Skills

      • Criterion referenced performance-based assessment

    • Brigance Diagnostic Inventory of Life Skills

      • Criterion referenced performance-based assessment

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Transition planning inventory tpi

Transition Planning Inventory (TPI)

  • Four forms: home, school, student, profile

  • 46 transition planning statements

  • 9 planning areas

    • Employment, Further Education/Training, Daily Living, Leisure Activities, community Participation, Health, Self-Determination, communication, & Interpersonal Relationships

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Transition planning inventory tpi1

Transition Planning Inventory (TPI)

  • Screening?

    • Broad items

    • Manual contains further breakdown

  • Mild Disabilities?

    • Authors indicate it can be used for all

  • Early Years?

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Tpi profile

TPI Profile

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Measurable postschool outcomes

Measurable Postschool Outcomes

  • Student form

  • Parent form in manual

  • 15 open ended statements

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Enderle severson transition rating scales

Enderle-Severson Transition Rating Scales

  • ESTR III

  • ESTR III Parent Form

  • ESTR-J-Revised

  • ESTR-J-Revised Parent Form

  • Transition Planning in the Schools: Using the Enderle-Severson Transition Rating Scales, 3rd Edition


Estr iii

ESTR III

  • Items reflect the original scale (published in 1991).

  • 5 transition areas-

    • Employment, Recreation & Leisure, Home Living, Community Participation, Post Secondary Education

    • Areas are inclusive of the areas identified in IDEA

  • Useful when assessing students with more disability.

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Estr j revised

ESTR-J-Revised

  • Reduced number of items from ESTR-III.

  • Same 5 transition areas-

    • Employment, Recreation & Leisure, Home Living, Community Participation, Post Secondary Education

    • Areas are inclusive of the areas identified in IDEA

  • Useful when assessing students with MILD disabilities.

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Estr j revised administration

ESTR-J-Revised Administration

  • Respondents

    • Parent Form (gray form)

  • Rating system

    • Yes=Independent and Consistent

    • No= Not performed or performed inconsistently.

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Other transition assessments

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Brigance life skills inventory

Brigance Life Skills Inventory

  • Provides performance-based assessment to determine students strengths/needs

  • Does not assess Postsecondary Goals (Future Outcomes)

  • Is not organized around the five transition areas

  • Does not assess planning issues

  • But-it DOES provide performance based assessment of student skills

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Other transition assessments

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Other transition assessments

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Other transition assessments

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Lcce knowledge battery life centered career education

LCCE Knowledge BatteryLife Centered Career Education

  • Published by CEC

  • 200 Multiple Choice Test

  • Percentile rank

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Lcce knowledge battery life centered career education1

LCCE Knowledge BatteryLife Centered Career Education

  • 3 Curriculum areas

  • Assesses Daily Living Skills, Personal Social Skills, Occupational Skills

    • Broken down into 22 competencies

      • Broken down into 97 subcompetencies

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Lcce knowledge battery life centered career education2

LCCE Knowledge BatteryLife Centered Career Education

  • 10 questions for each competency

  • What the student knows in comparison to peers

    • Not what the student does on a daily basis

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Lcce performance battery life centered career education

LCCE Performance BatteryLife Centered Career Education

  • Nonstandardized criterion referenced measure of LCCE competencies

  • Performance based assessment

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Other transition assessments

Budgeting

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Other transition assessments

Medical Symptoms

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Other transition assessments

Attendance & Punctuality

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Sitlington clark and kolstoe 2000

Sitlington, Clark, and Kolstoe (2000)

  • The most central and critical use of transition assessment information is as a component of the Present Level of Educational Performance in the student’s IEP. Transition goals and objectives, along with official linkages with nonschool agencies, would come directly from transition-referenced assessment and the information in the Present Level of Educational Performance. The data should have direct implications for instructional program decisions, including program design, program placement, curriculum planning, instructional procedures, and additional assessment requirements. ( p. 123)

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Time flies

Time Flies

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We have all of our ducks in a row

We have all of our ducks in a row.

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Transition we ve created a good fit all the pieces are coming together

Transition-We’ve created a good fit. All the pieces are coming together.

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Because of our preparation

Because of our preparation…

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