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Assess for Success

Assess for Success
A Practitioner's Handbook on Transition Assessment

Second Edition
Edited by:

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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Patricia Sitlington

Patricia L. Sitlington is Professor and Coordinator of the graduate emphasis in Career/Vocational Programming and Transition at the University of Northern Iowa. She has been a secondary classroom teacher and state department staff member, as well as program consultant. She has written extensively in the field of transition, and is co-author of Transition Education and Services for Students with Disabilities, a major textbook in the field. Her main interest areas are assessment, outcomes studies of young adults with and without disabilities, and cross-disciplinary collaboration. More About Author

Debra A. Neubert

Wynne H. Begun

Richard C. Lombard

Dr. Richard C. Lombard is a Professor of Special Education at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He has authored or co-authored over forty articles in professional journals with an emphasis on transition assessment, vocational evaluation, community based transition models, and inclusion. Dr. Lombard served as President of the International Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) in 1999-2000. He currently serves as the Sweden Exchange Coordinator for UW-Whitewater and Umea University in Umea, Sweden. His international service includes work in Sweden, Australia, Nepal, India and Trinidad. More About Author

Pamela J. Leconte

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