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Results of the Transition Competence Battery. How Prepared are Transition-Age D/HH Students to be Successful Adults? Dr. Pamela Luft Kelly Huff. Battery Development. Developed and standardized for transition-age D/HH individuals mild secondary conditions

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Results of the transition competence battery

Results of the Transition Competence Battery

How Prepared are Transition-Age D/HH Students to be Successful Adults?

Dr. Pamela Luft

Kelly Huff


Battery development
Battery Development

  • Developed and standardized for transition-age D/HH individuals

    • mild secondary conditions

    • approximately 3rd grade reading level

    • unlikely to pursue 4-year college education.

  • Standardized on approximately 200 students


Subtest subject areas
Subtest Subject Areas

  • Subtest 1 – Job Seeking Skills

  • Subtest 2 – Work Adjustment Skills

  • Subtest 3 – Job Related Social and Interpersonal Skills

  • Subtest 4 – Money Management Skills

  • Subtest 5 – Health and Home Skills

  • Subtest 6 – Community Awareness Skills


Description of battery
Description of Battery

  • Tests are presented by sign and written form

    • Signs are standardized based on pilot field site comments

    • Written items are standardized to the 3rd grade level


Item example
Item Example

  • You see a police car behind you with flashing red lights. You pull over to the side of the road. The police officer begins to talk to you. You do NOT understand the officer. You should:

  • reach in your glove compartment for a pencil and paper

  • tell the officer you are deaf

  • reach for the officer's pencil and paper





Test 1 job seeking skills

MS – 51%

HS – 64%

Test 1 – Job Seeking Skills


Test 2 work adjustment skills

MS – 59%

HS – 67%

Test 2 – Work Adjustment Skills


Test 3 job related social interpersonal skills

MS – 52%

HS – 70%

Test 3 – Job Related Social & Interpersonal Skills


Test 4 money management skills

MS – 36%

HS – 63%

Test 4 – Money Management Skills


Test 5 health and home skills

MS – 43%

HS – 58%

Test 5 – Health and Home Skills


Test 6 community awareness skills

MS – 45%

HS – 61%

Test 6 - Community Awareness Skills




Implications for teachers
Implications for Teachers

  • What are the main areas that need to be addressed with students?

  • How do can it be implemented with existing transition preparation structures?

  • How can these areas be integrated into curriculum?

  • What types of teacher preparation is needed?


Contact information dr pamela luft pluft@kent edu kelly huff khuff@kent edu

Transition Competence Battery is published by James Stanfield Company, Inc. P. O. Box 41058Santa Barbara, CA  93140 1-800-421-6534 (tel) 1-805-897-1187 (fax) www.stanfield.com [email protected] cost: $399

Contact information:

Dr. Pamela Luft - [email protected]

Kelly Huff - [email protected]


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