Assessments Resources


Virginia Transition Assessment Resources

I’m Determined, Virginia Department of Education Self-Determination Project
This site offers tools to assist in helping to develop self-determination skills. It provides a series of assessments and checklists to assist educators in making decisions regarding self-determination practices.

Virginia Career VIEW (Vital Information for Education and Work)
K-8 career development for students is explored on this website. Many of the tool kits such as Who R U?, All about You!, If College Isn’t Your Thing, and Academic and Career Plan include forms and activities that can be used as age appropriate transition assessments.

Virginia Department of Education-Career & Technical Education Career Clusters
Career Clusters help students investigate careers and design courses of study to advance their career goals. For this reason, Virginia has adopted the nationally accepted structure of career clusters, career pathways, and sample career specialties or occupations.

Virginia Wizard
The Wizard helps Virginia students choose a career, get the information they need to pursue a career, find the college that is right for them, pay for college, transfer from a community college to a university, and get answers to their questions about their futures.

Additional Resources

Air Self-Determination Assessments
The AIR Self-Determination scale results can be used to assess and develop a profile of a student’s level of self-determination.

Career and College Planning Resources: Vocational Information Center
This page provides links for students and guidance counselors including resources for self-assessments, career planning, career development and college planning. Additional career exploration resources for younger students are found on the Career Guides page. For a more complete list of career and technical education resources in each state, visit the State Career and Technical Education Resources page.

O*NET Interest Profiler
This tool can help identify student interests and helps to decide what kinds of career one might want to explore.

Parent Transition Survey
The Parent Transition Survey identifies parent and family preferences and thoughts for their son/daughter for life after high school.

Secondary School Success Checklist
The Secondary School Success Checklist covers the domains of responsibility and independence, community engagement, and self-management. This tool that can be used to help identify skill level and priority goals for students with ASD.

Vocational Profile
This is a free resource for age appropriate transition assessments from the New Jersey Department of Education (NJ-DOE). Educators may use this form to develop a vocational or employment readiness profile.

Authentic Assessment Resources

Overview of Authentic Assessment

Applied Studies Curriculum Map is a set of skills and competencies that IEP teams can use to identify the need for additional instruction that the student will need to achieve their postsecondary goals. This resource provides a guide in which teachers, students, families, and other team members can identify skills that will have a direct impact on the student's achievement of their post-secondary goals.

Applied Studies Curriculum Map, Standards, and Aligned Standards Crosswalk (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE) is a resource on that links the competencies from the Applied Standards Curriculum Map with relevant SOL and ASOL as well as any available sample lesson plans and activities.

The Center for Collaborative Education Quality Performance Assessment has developed processes and tools to assist educators in creating and implementing assessments that are accompanied by clear criteria, expectations and processes.

Performance Assessment Resource Bank houses a collection of performance tasks and resources that have been collected from educators and reviewed by experts that support the use of performance assessment for meaningful learning.

Planning for Assessment in Employment

Authentic Assessment Toolbox is a how-to on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

Performance Assessment Resource Bank houses a collection of performance tasks and resources that have been collected from educators and reviewed by experts that support the use of performance assessment for meaningful learning.

Guide for High Schools on Creating Job Shadowing Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities is part of a resource series from Monadnock Center for Successful Transitions (MCST). The guide can be used by a high school to set up a collaborative event with a post secondary institution or other organization to host a job shadow day. A timeline of suggested activities is provided.

Job Analysis: An Important Employment Tool by National Center on Workforce Development for Youth. This analysis tool helps individuals or employers develop a comprehensive job analysis.

Creating a Task Analysis

Using a Task Analysis for Instruction is a Q & A document that provides tips for writing an effective task analysis.

The "How To: Task Analysis" video provides various examples of task analyses and how they are used in classrooms.

Task Analysis: Steps for Implementation is a document developed by The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders that provides guidance in the development of a task analysis.

Collecting Baseline Data using a Task Analysis

Monitoring, Data Sheets, Task Analyses, and Progress Reports is a site that provides basic guidelines for data collection using task analyses.

System of Prompts

Step by Step Instructions: Least to Most Prompting guide by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders provides information to teams as they develop a procedure for teaching a new skill.

Least to Most Prompts Teaching Strategy Autism Q & A Fact Sheet by the VCU Autism Center for Excellence provides critical information to consider when developing an instructional program using this strategy.

System of Least Prompts Instructional Procedure is a resource from the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence that describes how to use a hierarchy of prompts as a strategy to teach a skill using a task analysis.

Guide to: Increasing Independence on a Job Site, created by the Center on Transition Innovations at VCU, can be used to inform educators, families, business partners, and job coaches about increasing student independence in a job setting.

Data Analysis

Collecting and Analyzing Youth Performance Data provides a basic set of tools for gathering data using observational skills and analyzing student performance.

Data-based decision modules outline the steps to analyzing data utilizing a task analysis.

Instructional Interventions

Community-Based Instruction - An Instructional Strategy provides guidance to schools implementing community-based instruction, including instructional strategies in employment.

Foundational Five Autism Q & A Fact Sheet published by the VCU Autism Center for Excellence describes five instructional practices that provide the foundation for effective instructional practices for individuals with ASD. These practices are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and can be used in various environments.

Assistive Technology Network of Virginia is funded by the Virginia Department of Education to provide coordination, implementation, and dissemination of information about AT devices and services. AT consideration, assessment, and resources are available on this website.

Importance of Natural Supports written by the Institute for Community Inclusion provides information about what natural supports are in a work setting and how to develop them to improve the career experience of employees with disabilities.