My love for Transition Education is rooted in the fact that it is student-centered. Interest Inventory Assessments are an informal way to provide age-appropriate Transition Assessments yearly.
Helping our students learn about their strengths, preferences, and interests and how those preferences relate to post-school education, employment, and life is an important job.
I grew up loving the quizzes in my Seventeen magazine. Today, I take silly quizzes or polls on Facebook or Instagram. Self-Assessment options are everywhere!
I created this "All About You," informal Transition Assessment to help teachers assess all Transition Education domains. You can analyze the results of this assessment by summarizing: areas of strengths, areas of need, postsecondary goals, annual goals to make progress towards postsecondary goals, and instruction, activities, and supports necessary to meet those goals. The Student Interest Inventory is formatted with subheadings to help you complete all parts of the Individual Transition Plan.
Transition IEP goal examples series (goals are in the YouTube description for your convenience to copy and paste!) Check out these 2!
By (date), given access to a computer connected to the internet, (student name) will complete interest surveys and career assessments to identify careers of interest and related education/training requirements for those careers as measured by contents of Transition Portfolio documentation.
By (date), given access to a computer connected to the internet, (student name) will research and identify at least 5 possible 4-Year Colleges that match (his/her) needs by listing: the name and location of the college, the major(s)/degree(s) that lead to (his/her) career of interest, the GPA range, SAT/ACT score range, and the cost of each college for 2 out of 2 college identification exercises as measured by teacher observation and data collection.
It’s IEP time and you need to do an updated, “age-appropriate Transition assessment.” Ugh. Not that I mind transition assessments, I love all things Transition!
My district has transition assessments both formal and informal (Transition Planning Inventory - including the modified questionnaire for students with moderate to severe disabilities and Informal Assessments for Transition Planning). Both are great, but neither one of those options really met the needs of my students with more severe disabilities.
This Visual Student Interest Inventory is designed for students with moderate to severe disabilities, non-readers, and students who need picture text/picture symbols (Boardmaker, News 2 You, Proloquo2Go, etc.) to learn or communicate. This is an informal assessment to help you determine a student's strengths, preferences, and interests as part of Transition Planning and developing the Individual Transition Plan (ITP) part of the IEP.