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Transition assessments are used to develop postsecondary goals, assign related transition services, and update annual goals and objectives for the transition plan within the student's IEP. They also serve to provide essential information for instructional programming decisions and assessment of the present level of performance related to a student’s interests, preferences, and needs within the IEP.

Transition assessments are a great way to learn about individual students, especially their strengths outside of academics and career ambitions. The most important reason for engaging in a transition assessment process is to help students learn about themselves as educators prepare them for taking an active role in their own career development. This section includes assessment strategies, including student self-assessment materials and feedback forms.

ATTA Assessments

 Assessment: Looking for a Job

This assessment will allow you to walk through the essential elements of preparing a resume, developing interview skills, and searching for a job.  This assessment is a valuable tool for assisting students with ASD in preparing to transition out of secondary education, searching for a job, or even seeking volunteer positions within the community.

Individual Skills Assessment: Development of Individual Education Plans for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Individual Skills Assessment will assist in an effective transition from grade-to-grade, school-to-school, and class-to-class. The assessment is designed to provide up-to-date information regarding a student’s unique needs and strategies that are effective in working with him/her to ensure that the mandated 7 areas of consideration necessary to the IEP are addressed. 

 Job Interest Inventory

This simplified job interest inventory is a useful tool in preparing students with ASD to begin thinking about what they would like to accomplish after they leave high school.  The earlier it is used, the earlier actions can be taken to help students identify strengths and weaknesses related to their interests, develop an understanding of workforce demands, and think through needs for accommodations.


This self-assessment covers key points in the topics of academics, independent living, socialization, safety, sexuality, stress, and personal insight.


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