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Transition Planning and Application Area: Learning (Chart 2)

Transition Planning Assessment Areas:Application for the Postsecondary Area of:
Interests & Preferences for Postsecondary Expectations Formal education with licensure, certification, or degree
  • Review of student file
  • Student interview
  • Parent interview
  • Interview/Input from student’s general education teachers and librarians
  • Interview/Input from student’s special education teachers
  • Exploration of educational environments
  • Selected general transition planning assessment
  • Personal and Professional Goals Worksheet (In IATP, p. 137)
Informal education
  • Review of student file
  • Student interview
  • Parent interview
  • Exploration/Observation of non-formal educational environments
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Basic Skills for Postsecondary Expectations Literacy (math, reading, writing) skills
  • Review student file
  • Observation of student in targeted post secondary environments
Selected achievement or academic ability tests:
  • Iowa Tests of Educational Development
  • Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Academic Achievement-III
  • ACT; ACT Online Prep
  • SAT; SAT Prep
  • BRIGANCE Inventory of Basic Skills
Communication skills Technology literacy/skills Cell 5
Attitudes/Habits/Self-Awareness for Postsecondary Expectations Study/test-taking behaviors Personal learning characteristics/learning styles
  • Selected learning styles inventory:
    • CITE Learning Styles Inventory
    • Iowa Choices (Learning Styles Assessments)
    • Piney Mountain Learning Styles Inventory
    • Barsch Learning Styles Inventory
  • Things That Are Difficult for Me (in IATP**, p. 100)
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Critical Thinking/Application Skills for Postsecondary Expectations Application of knowledge to real life, known situations
  • Comprehensive Inventory (Level 2 of TPI, Item 10, (in IATP, p. 17)
Application of knowledge to real life, unpredictable situations
  • Teacher observations
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