Assessments Resources


Virginia Transition Assessment Resources

Transition Assessment, Virginia Department of Education
This online resource provides guidance on establishing a foundation for a successful transition to adulthood.

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.

Shenandoah Valley Regional Program: Transition Portfolio – Planning a Path for a Successful Tomorrow
This online resource facilitates the development of an electronic transition portfolio for middle and secondary students. The site includes numerous transition activities and links to assessments.

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

Age Appropriate Transition Assessment Toolkit 3rd Edition National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC)
This is a comprehensive toolkit that offers a rationale for transition assessment, sample instruments and an assessment implementation timeline.

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 Planning Begins with Assessment: A Guide for Professionals Serving Youth with Educational and Career Development Challenges
The National Collaborative Workforce and Disability (NCWD) for Youth developed this guide to serve as a resource for multiple audiences within the workforce development system. Youth service practitioners will find information on selecting career related assessments, determining when to refer youth for additional assessments, and other topics such as accommodations, legal issues, and ethical considerations.

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.

This instrument provides a summary of the student’s learning style in the following areas: visual-language, visual-numerical, auditory-language, auditory-numerical, auditory-visual-kinesthetic, social-individual, social-group, expressiveness-oral, and expressiveness-written.

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.

Transition Coalition, University of Kansas
This page includes peer reviews of various transition assessments.

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 Authentic Assessment Toolkit is a resource to help educators create authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

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.

Task Analysis: Multiple Probe baseline video from Wachusett Regional School District ABA showing how to guide a student through a multiple probe baseline data collection.