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									                Transition Assessment:
                   An Ongoing Process
                 Florida Education: The Next Generation
                     DRAFT
                      March 13, 2008
                      Version 1.0



                                        Florida Department of Education
                                                Dr. Eric J. Smith,
                                                 Commissioner




Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                                     Florida Department of Education
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Objectives
• To develop an understanding of IDEA 2004
  requirements for transition assessment
• To identify various formal and informal
  transition assessment tools
• To develop a better understanding of resources
  specifically used for transition assessment
  through hands-on application activities
• To identify how and where transition
  assessment fits within the Transition IEP
  process
Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)       Florida Department of Education
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Terminology
• The term (T16) has been used in these training materials to
  correspond with the requirements for State Performance Plan
  (SPP) 13 – Secondary Transition Age 16, T16-9, measurable
  postsecondary goals, and T16-10, age-appropriate transition
  assessment, found in the Exceptional Student Education
  Compliance Self-Assessment: Processes and Procedures
  Manual, 2008-09, Bureau of Exceptional Education and
  Student Services, Florida Department of Education.




Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)             Florida Department of Education
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Age 16 Requirements
• IDEA 2004
   – Develop measurable postsecondary goals
     based on age-appropriate transition
     assessment in the following areas:
      • Education or training
      • Employment
      • Independent living (as needed)
   – Age-appropriate transition assessment
                                        NSTTAC, 2007

Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                  Florida Department of Education
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Age 16 – Measurable Postsecondary Goals
From: Procedural Compliance 2008-09 SPP 13 – Exiting II: Secondary Transition Age 16 (T16) FLDOE


• T16-9. There is a measurable postsecondary goal or
  goals in the designated areas (i.e., education/training
  and employment; where appropriate, independent
  living). 34CFR 300.320(b)(1); Rule 6A-
  6.03028(3)(h)9.a., F.A.C.
• A measurable postsecondary goal may address more
  than one of the designated areas and must meet the
  following two requirements:
   – It must be measurable; you must be able to “count it”
     or observe it.
   – It must be intended to occur after the student
     graduates from school.
Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                                              Florida Department of Education
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Age 16 - Education or Training
• Education is defined as
   – Enrollment in Adult General Education (e.g.,
     Adult Basic Education, Adult High School Credit
     Program, Vocational Preparatory Instruction
     Program, or GED Testing Program)
   – Enrollment in technical center (certificate
     program)
   – Enrollment in community college (certificate
     program or two-year degree)
   – Enrollment in college/university (four-year degree
     and higher)
                                        Adapted from: NSTTAC, 2007

Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                                Florida Department of Education
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Age 16 – Education or Training

• Training is defined as
   – Employment training program (e.g., Workforce
     Investment Act [WIA], Job Corps, AmeriCorps,
     Individualized)
      • Individualized means one-on-one training
        provided by the employer, an agency, or service
        provider



                                        Adapted from: NSTTAC, 2007

Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                                Florida Department of Education
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Age 16 - Employment

• Employment is defined as
   – Competitive
      • In the competitive labor market that is performed on a
        full- or part-time basis in an integrated setting
      • Is compensated at or above the minimum wage
   – Supported
      • Competitive work in integrated work settings…for
        individuals with the most significant disabilities for
        whom competitive employment has not traditionally
        occurred; or for whom competitive employment has
        been interrupted or intermittent as a result of a
        significant disability…
                                        Adapted from: NSTTAC, 2007

Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                                Florida Department of Education
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Age 16 - Independent Living
(as Needed)
• Life skills in the following domains:
   – Leisure/Recreation
   – Maintain home and personal care
   – Community participation




                                        NSTTAC, 2007

Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                  Florida Department of Education
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Measurable Postsecondary Goals
From: Procedural Compliance 2008-09 SPP 13 – Exiting II: Secondary Transition Age 16 (T16) FLDOE




The following examples of measurable postsecondary goals for
  the area of education/training that are sufficiently descriptive
  are provided to guide you in the review:
• Allison
  - By May 2012, Allison will obtain a four-year degree
  from a liberal arts college with a major in Child Development.
• Lisette
   - Within three years of graduation from high school,
   Lisette will complete the nondegree program at
   Montgomery County College (MCC).




Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                                              Florida Department of Education
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Measurable Postsecondary Goals
From: Procedural Compliance 2008-09 SPP 13 – Exiting II: Secondary Transition Age 16 (T16) FLDOE


The following examples of measurable postsecondary goals for
  the area of employment that are sufficiently descriptive are
  provided to guide you in the review:
• Allison
  - Within six months of receiving her degree in Child
  Development, Allison will obtain employment in the field of
  early childhood education.
• Lisette
      - By January 2009, through the assistance of Vocational
      Rehabilitation and the staff of the nondegree program at MCC,
      Lisette will obtain part time employment on campus at MCC
      that does not interfere with her program’s schedule.
Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                                              Florida Department of Education
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Measurable Postsecondary Goals
From: Procedural Compliance 2008-09 SPP 13 – Exiting II: Secondary Transition Age 16 (T16) FLDOE




The following examples of measurable postsecondary goals for
  the area of independent living that are sufficiently descriptive
  are provided to guide you in the review:
• Allison
  -N/A; independent living is only required “where appropriate.”
  For this student it was determined by the IEP team not to be
  appropriate.
• Lisette
  - Within one year of graduation from high school, Lisette will
  use public transportation, including the public bus and uptown
  trolley to independently get to and from classes at MCC.


Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                                              Florida Department of Education
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Age 16 –Transition Assessment
From: Procedural Compliance 2008-09 SPP 13 – Exiting II: Secondary Transition Age 16 (T16) FLDOE




• T16-10. The measurable postsecondary goals were
  based on age-appropriate transition assessment.
  34CFR 300.320(b)(1); Rule 6A-6.03028(3)(h)9.a.,
  F.A.C.
• Review the IEP and other available components of
  the student’s record to determine if information from
  age-appropriate transition assessments has been
  considered in developing measurable postsecondary
  goals.


Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                                              Florida Department of Education
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 Transition Assessment – Examples…
 From: Procedural Compliance 2008-09 SPP 13 – Exiting II: Secondary Transition Age 16 (T16) FLDOE




The following examples of age-appropriate transition assessment
  that are sufficiently descriptive and that reflect best practice are
  provided to guide you in the review:
• Allison (education/training and employment)
  - From the Present Levels of Academic Achievement and
  Functional Performance statement on the IEP: “Allison has
  achieved a level 3 in math and a level 2 in reading on the tenth
  grade FCAT, passing the reading portion with a scale score of
  310 (300 required to pass). She continues to struggle with
  reading in the content areas when the material is technical (e.g.,
  science text).



  Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                                             Florida Department of Education
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…Transition Assessment – Examples
From: Procedural Compliance 2008-09 SPP 13 – Exiting II: Secondary Transition Age 16 (T16) FLDOE




    Allison’s relative strengths are in the areas of short- and long-
    term memory and problem solving. Her specific learning
    disabilities are in the areas of reading comprehension and
    written expression, but she is able to maintain passing grades
    in general education classes when provided with additional
    time to complete assignments and opportunities for re-teaching
    and/or reinforcement of concepts. Allison’s oral expression
    skills are strengths for her as are her interpersonal skills.
    Academically she maintained B’s with a C in Chemistry
    during tenth grade and the first semester of the 11th grade. She
    met all of her IEP goals for the 2006-07 school year.”



Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                                              Florida Department of Education
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Transition Assessment – Examples…
From: Procedural Compliance 2008-09 SPP 13 – Exiting II: Secondary Transition Age 16 (T16) FLDOE




• Lisette (education/training, employment, and independent
  living)
   - From the Present Levels of Academic Achievement and
      Functional Performance statement on the IEP: “Based on
      teacher observation notes, community-based task analysis
      checks, and information from the student, her parents, and
      her teachers collected through the Transition Planning
      Inventory and Making Action Plans (MAPS), Lisette is a
      rule-oriented, quiet young woman with strong skills and
      interests in employment in the service industry.



Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                                              Florida Department of Education
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…Transition Assessment – Examples
From: Procedural Compliance 2008-09 SPP 13 – Exiting II: Secondary Transition Age 16 (T16) FLDOE




    Lisette learns best through observation and practical experience
     due to limited verbal and reading skills. Lisette has
     participated in a curriculum with a functional-academic focus
     in which she has demonstrated strengths in independent living
     skills, such as self-care, home management, reading for
     success in the community, and community math skills,
     including time and calendar skills. Lisette has expressed an
     interest in and demonstrated success in the service industry,
     particularly in the area of food preparation. Lisette indicates
     that her family encourages her to do well in school and in her
     job experiences. Her family expresses interest in Lisette’s
     living outside of their home as she becomes more financially
     independent after leaving high school.”

Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                                              Florida Department of Education
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Transition Assessment

        “Transition assessment is the ongoing process of collecting
        data on the individual’s needs, preferences, and interests as
        they relate to the demands of current and future working,
        educational, living, and personal and social environments.
        Assessment data serve as the common thread in the transition
        process and form the basis for defining goals and services to
        be included in the Individualized Education Program.”
                             - Sitlington, Neubert, and Leconte (1997)




Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                     Florida Department of Education
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Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment

    • Age-appropriate means activities, assessments,
      content, environments, instruction, and/or materials
      that reflect a student’s chronological age.
    • Age-appropriate assessments may necessitate
      adaptations to their administration for some students
      so that meaningful data are obtained.




                                        NSTTAC, 2007

Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                  Florida Department of Education
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Types of transition assessments…


    •      Behavioral assessment information
    •      Aptitude tests
    •      Interest and work values inventories
    •      Intelligence tests and achievement tests
    •      Personality or preference tests
    •      Career maturity or readiness tests
    •      Self-determination assessments
    •      Work-related temperament scales
    •      Transition planning inventories
                                        NSTTAC, 2007

Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                  Florida Department of Education
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…Types of transition assessments


    • Paper and pencil tests
    • Structured student and family interviews
    • Observational community or work-based
      assessments (situational)
    • Curriculum-based assessments




                                        NSTTAC, 2007

Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                  Florida Department of Education
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Transition Assessment

    • What assessments are you currently using?
      – Formal
      – Informal




Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)        Florida Department of Education
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Types of Assessment

  • Formal                           • Informal
      Florida Comprehensive             Curriculum-Based/Teacher-
       Assessment Test                     Made Tests
      College Entrance Test             Interest Inventories
         PSAT, SAT, ACT, CPT
                                         Self-Determination
      Transition Planning Inventory
                                         Situational
      Brigance
      Life Centered Career              Questionnaires/Surveys/
       Education (LCCE)                    Interviews
      Florida Alternate Assessment      Checklists
      Other Norm-Referenced




Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                   Florida Department of Education
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Assessments
• Transition Planning Inventory
• Enderle-Severson
• ChoiceMaker
• STEPS
• ARC Self-Determination Scale
• Self-Directed Search
• Career Chronicle Quest
• Informal Assessments in Transition Planning
• Transition Assessment: Planning Transition and IEP
  Development for Youth with Mild to Moderate Disabilities
• Case Studies in Assessment for Transition Planning


Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)            Florida Department of Education
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Assessments and Accommodations

• Formal Assessments
   – Documentation on individual student’s Transition
     IEP
   – Established accommodations
   – Request prior to testing
• Informal Assessments
   – Documentation on individual student’s Transition
     IEP
   – No set accommodations
   – Implemented on demand
Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)        Florida Department of Education
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Using Assessment Information in
Transition IEP Development

• Transition assessment will provide practical information
  to assist in all facets of transition planning and Transition
  IEP development.
• Age-appropriate transition assessment must be used to
  develop students’ measurable postsecondary goals.




Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)           Florida Department of Education
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Transition Assessment

• Transition assessment data should:
   – Be obtained over time
   – Indicate strengths, preferences and interests
   – Consider present and future environments
   – Be conducted by way of multiple
     places/sources/persons
   – Be sensitive to cultural diversity



                                        NSTTAC, 2007
Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                  Florida Department of Education
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Resources

• Transition Assessments
   – Websites
       • http://www.nsttac.org
                         – http://www.nsttac.org/products_and_resources/tag.aspx
          • http://transitioncoalition.org/transition/section.php?pageId=73
      – Interest Inventories
          • Career Cruiser – Florida Department of Education
              – http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/programs/cd_home.asp
          • CHOICES
              – http://www.FACTS.org
      – Career Development Resources
          • See attachments.


 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12)                                         Florida Department of Education
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For additional information:

      Sheila Gritz, Program Specialist for Transition
      Florida Department of Education
      Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student
      Services
      E-mail: Sheila.Gritz@fldoe.org




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                     Florida Education: The Next Generation
                     DRAFT
                      March 13, 2008
                      Version 1.0




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