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Study Skills Assessment (Chart 3)

Transition Planning Assessment AreasWhat are we AssessingHow can you assess it and how can you access the suggested data collection or assessment sources?
Cell 8: Attitudes/ Habits/Self Awareness for Post- Secondary ExpectationsStudy/Test taking skills Administer the Study Skills Inventory from Informal Assessments for Transition Planning (IATP), p. 88. This 3-point rating scale is an informal self-assessment that covers a variety of study skills, including reading rate, note taking, report writing, understanding and using graphic aids, test preparation, etc.

IATP (Clark, Patton, & Moulton, 2000) is published by PRO-ED, Inc., 8700 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, TX 78757, www.proedinc.com
Administer the Student Styles Questionnaire (SSQ) to students. Patterned after the widely used Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the SSQ evaluates students using four scales: Introversion/ Extraversion; Thinking/Feeling; Practical/ Imaginative; and Organized/Flexible

Students respond to 69 questions related to real-life situations to express their individual styles. Results are useful for grouping students for cooperative learning tasks, exploring vocational choices, assisting in social and emotional counseling, and planning intervention strategies.

The SSQ is published by Harcourt Assessment, Inc., 19500 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, Texas 78259 www.harcourtassessment.com
Personal learning characteristics/ learning styles Administer one or more learning styles inventories. There are several alternatives, all of which provide information on students’ preferences for accessing and expressing information and conditions under which these tasks occur. Among frequently used inventories are the following:
  • C.I.T.E. Learning Styles Inventory or teachers may obtain copies by contacting Louise Miller at 1-800-766-7372 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Iowa Choices Learning Styles Inventory
  • Piney Mountain Learning Styles Inventory
  • Barsch Learning Styles Inventory
Administer the Things That Are Difficult for Me form from Informal Assessments for Transition Planning (IATP), p. 100, to the student. This checklist is an informal self-assessment self-assessment that provides students a simple way of expressing how they feel about the learning process.

IATP (Clark, Patton, & Moulton, 2000) is published by PRO-ED, Inc., 8700 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, TX 78757, www.proedinc.com
Complete the Citizenship and Legal Skills rating scale from Independent Living and Community Participation: Informal Assessments for Transition, p. 36

ILCP (Synatschk, Clark, & Patton, 2008) is published by PRO-ED, Inc., 8700 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, TX 78757, www.proedinc.com