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1 1 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Florida Education: The Next Generation DRAFT March 13, 2008 Version 1.0 Transition Assessment: An Ongoing Process Florida Department of Education Revised September 2012

2 2 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Objectives To develop an understanding of IDEA 2004 requirements for transition assessmentTo develop an understanding of IDEA 2004 requirements for transition assessment To identify various formal and informal transition assessment toolsTo identify various formal and informal transition assessment tools To develop a better understanding of resources specifically used for transition assessment through hands-on application activitiesTo 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 processTo identify how and where transition assessment fits within the Transition IEP process

3 3 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education 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 Manual, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, Florida Department of Education.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 Manual, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, Florida Department of Education.

4 4 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education NSTTAC, 2007 Age 16 Requirements IDEA 2004IDEA 2004 –Develop measurable postsecondary goals based on age-appropriate transition assessment in the following areas: EducationEducation TrainingTraining EmploymentEmployment Independent living (as needed)Independent living (as needed) –Age-appropriate transition assessment

5 5 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Age 16 – Measurable Postsecondary Goals Age 16 – Measurable Postsecondary Goals From: Compliance Self-Assessment SPP 13 – Secondary Transition Age 16 (T-16) 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 (b)(1); Rule 6A (3)(h)10.a., F.A.C.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 (b)(1); Rule 6A (3)(h)10.a., F.A.C. A measurable postsecondary goal may address more than one of the designated areas and must meet the following requirements:A measurable postsecondary goal may address more than one of the designated areas and must meet the following 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. –It must be updated annually.

6 6 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Adapted from: NSTTAC, 2007 Age 16 – Education/Training Education is defined asEducation 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)

7 7 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Adapted from: NSTTAC, 2007 Age 16 – Education/Training Training is defined asTraining 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 providerIndividualized means one-on-one training provided by the employer, an agency, or service provider

8 8 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Adapted from: NSTTAC, 2007 Age 16 - Employment Employment is defined asEmployment is defined as –Competitive In the competitive labor market that is performed on a full- or part-time basis in an integrated settingIn 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 wageIs 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…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…

9 9 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education NSTTAC, 2007 Age 16 - Independent Living (as Needed) Life skills in the following domains:Life skills in the following domains: –Leisure/Recreation –Maintain home and personal care –Community participation

10 10 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Measurable Postsecondary Goals Measurable Postsecondary Goals From: Compliance Self-Assessment SPP 13 – Secondary Transition Age 16 (T-16) FLDOE The following examples of measurable postsecondary goals for the areas of education and/or training that are sufficiently descriptive are provided to guide you in the review: AllisonAllison - Within four years of graduation from high school, Allison will obtain a four-year degree from a liberal arts college with a major in Child Development. LisetteLisette - Within three years of graduation from high school, Lisette will complete the nondegree program at Montgomery County College (MCC).

11 11 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Measurable Postsecondary Goals Measurable Postsecondary Goals From: Compliance Self-Assessment SPP 13 – Secondary Transition Age 16 (T-16) 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: AllisonAllison - Within six months of receiving her degree in Child Development, Allison will obtain employment in the field of early childhood education. LisetteLisette - Within nine months of graduation, 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 programs schedule.

12 12 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Measurable Postsecondary Goals Measurable Postsecondary Goals From: Compliance Self-Assessment SPP 13 – Secondary Transition Age 16 (T-16) 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: AllisonAllison -N/A; independent living is only required where appropriate. For this student it was determined by the IEP team not to be appropriate. LisetteLisette - 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.

13 13 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Age 16 –Transition Assessment Age 16 –Transition Assessment From: Compliance Self-Assessment SPP 13 – Secondary Transition Age 16 (T-16) FLDOE T The measurable postsecondary goals were based on age-appropriate transition assessment. 34CFR (b)(1); Rule 6A (3)(h)10.a., F.A.C.T The measurable postsecondary goals were based on age-appropriate transition assessment. 34CFR (b)(1); Rule 6A (3)(h)10.a., F.A.C. Review the IEP and other available components of the students record to determine if information from age-appropriate transition assessments has been considered in developing measurable postsecondary goals.Review the IEP and other available components of the students record to determine if information from age-appropriate transition assessments has been considered in developing measurable postsecondary goals.

14 14 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Transition Assessment – Examples… Transition Assessment – Examples… From: Compliance Self-Assessment SPP 13 – Secondary Transition Age 16 (T-16) 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)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).

15 15 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education …Transition Assessment – Examples …Transition Assessment – Examples From: Compliance Self-Assessment SPP 13 – Secondary Transition Age 16 (T-16) FLDOE Allisons 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. Allisons oral expression skills are strengths for her as are her interpersonal skills. Academically she maintained Bs with a C in Chemistry during tenth grade and the first semester of the 11 th grade. She met all of her IEP goals for the previous school year. Allisons 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. Allisons oral expression skills are strengths for her as are her interpersonal skills. Academically she maintained Bs with a C in Chemistry during tenth grade and the first semester of the 11 th grade. She met all of her IEP goals for the previous school year.

16 16 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Transition Assessment – Examples… Transition Assessment – Examples… From: Compliance Self-Assessment SPP 13 – Secondary Transition Age 16 (T-16) FLDOE Lisette (education/training, employment, and independent living)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.

17 17 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education …Transition Assessment – Examples …Transition Assessment – Examples From: Compliance Self-Assessment SPP 13 – Secondary Transition Age 16 (T-16) 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 Lisettes living outside of their home as she becomes more financially independent after leaving high school. 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 Lisettes living outside of their home as she becomes more financially independent after leaving high school.

18 18 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Transition Assessment Transition assessment is the ongoing process of collecting data on the individuals 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)

19 19 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education NSTTAC, 2007 Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment Age-appropriate means activities, assessments, content, environments, instruction, and/or materials that reflect a students chronological age.Age-appropriate means activities, assessments, content, environments, instruction, and/or materials that reflect a students chronological age. Age-appropriate assessments may necessitate adaptations to their administration for some students so that meaningful data are obtained.Age-appropriate assessments may necessitate adaptations to their administration for some students so that meaningful data are obtained.

20 20 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education NSTTAC, 2007 Types of transition assessments… Behavioral assessment informationBehavioral assessment information Aptitude testsAptitude tests Interest and work values inventoriesInterest and work values inventories Intelligence tests and achievement testsIntelligence tests and achievement tests Personality or preference testsPersonality or preference tests Career maturity or readiness testsCareer maturity or readiness tests Self-determination assessmentsSelf-determination assessments Work-related temperament scalesWork-related temperament scales Transition planning inventoriesTransition planning inventories

21 21 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education NSTTAC, 2007 …Types of transition assessments Paper and pencil testsPaper and pencil tests Structured student and family interviewsStructured student and family interviews Observational community or work-based assessments (situational)Observational community or work-based assessments (situational) Curriculum-based assessmentsCurriculum-based assessments

22 22 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Transition Assessment What assessments are you currently using?What assessments are you currently using? –Formal –Informal

23 23 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Types of Assessment FormalFormal Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test College Entrance Test College Entrance Test PSAT, SAT, ACT, CPT PSAT, SAT, ACT, CPT Transition Planning Inventory Transition Planning Inventory Brigance Brigance Life Centered Career Education (LCCE) Life Centered Career Education (LCCE) Florida Alternate Assessment Florida Alternate Assessment Other Norm-Referenced Other Norm-Referenced InformalInformal Curriculum-Based/Teacher- Made Tests Curriculum-Based/Teacher- Made Tests Interest Inventories Interest Inventories Self-Determination Self-Determination Situational Situational Questionnaires/Surveys/ Interviews Questionnaires/Surveys/ Interviews Checklists Checklists

24 24 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Assessments Transition Planning InventoryTransition Planning Inventory Enderle-SeversonEnderle-Severson ChoiceMakerChoiceMaker STEPSSTEPS ARC Self-Determination ScaleARC Self-Determination Scale Self-Directed SearchSelf-Directed Search Career Chronicle QuestCareer Chronicle Quest Informal Assessments in Transition PlanningInformal Assessments in Transition Planning Transition Assessment: Planning Transition and IEP Development for Youth with Mild to Moderate DisabilitiesTransition Assessment: Planning Transition and IEP Development for Youth with Mild to Moderate Disabilities Case Studies in Assessment for Transition PlanningCase Studies in Assessment for Transition Planning

25 25 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Assessments and Accommodations Formal AssessmentsFormal Assessments –Documentation on individual students IEP –Established accommodations –Request prior to testing Informal AssessmentsInformal Assessments –Documentation on individual students IEP –No set accommodations –Implemented on demand

26 26 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Using Assessment Information in IEP Development Transition assessment will provide practical information to assist in all facets of transition planning and IEP development.Transition assessment will provide practical information to assist in all facets of transition planning and IEP development. Age-appropriate transition assessment must be used to develop students measurable postsecondary goals.Age-appropriate transition assessment must be used to develop students measurable postsecondary goals.

27 27 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education NSTTAC, 2007 Transition Assessment Transition assessment data should: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

28 28 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Resources Transition AssessmentsTransition Assessments –Websites –http://www.nsttac.org/products_and_resources/tag.aspx –Interest Inventories Career Cruiser – Florida Department of EducationCareer Cruiser – Florida Department of Education –http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/programs/cd_home.asp CHOICESCHOICES –http://www.FACTS.org –Career Development Resources See attachments.See attachments.

29 29 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education For additional information: Florida Department of Education Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services

30 30 Division of Public Schools (PreK -12) Florida Department of Education Florida Education: The Next Generation DRAFT March 13, 2008 Version 1.0 Questions?


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