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Assess for Success

Assess for Success
A Practitioner's Handbook on Transition Assessment

Second Edition
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April 2007 | 176 pages | Corwin
Transition assessment is an individualized, ongoing process that helps students with disabilities and their families define appropriate goals for the student's transition to adult life.á This handbook is designed to be used by everyone on the IEP team (student, family, general and special educators, and others) in helping any student, regardless of disability, to determine their goals as they transition into adult life, including postsecondary education and employment choices.á The assessment process described in this book builds upon a variety of information emphasizing the use of transition assessment techniques and community-based setting to gather the information needed for successful transition planning.á The book addresses career development, the role of self-determination, using assessment outcomes in IEP development, the roles of the team members and others involved in the process, methods of gathering information, and matching students to environments.á Appendices provides a variety of forms and other materials useful in this process.
1. Overview of Transition Assessment
2. Career Development as a Context for Transition Assessment
3. The Role of Self-Determination in the Transition Assessment Process
4. Using Outcomes of Assessment for IEP Planning
5. Roles of Key Players
6. Methods of Gathering Information
7. Matching Students to Environments: Making Transition Assessment a Success
Appendix A. Summary for Post-Secondary Living, Learning, and Working
Appendix B. Selected Commercially Available Tests/Assessment Procedures
Appendix C. Sample Community Assessment Form
Appendix D. Sample Job Analysis Form
Appendix E. Sample Vocation Training Analysis Form

"Will become a valuable resource to many stakeholders."

Jeanne Repetto, Professor of Special Education
University of Florida at Gainesville

"Makes a distinct contribution to the field, addressing a critical area of responsibility for schools under IDEA 2004."

Gary Clark, Professor of Special Education
University of Kansas, Lawrence

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