Finding the right transition assessments can be a challenge! We’ve developed this database to help you locate relevant tools to inform transition planning. We’ve already assembled more than 70 assessments, searchable by the transition domains they address, the areas in which they focus, the approaches they use, the disabilities for which they were designed , the languages in which they are available, the persons who complete them, and the cost. In most cases, a particular assessment covers multiple domains and can be used with a wide variety of students. If relatively few options show when making lots of filter selections, reset the form and try using fewer filters at the same time.

We want to grow this resource to include more tools as well as more low-cost or free options. If you know of other assessments we’ve missed (or that you have created), let us know by submitting information at the bottom of this page. And if you are having trouble finding the right tool, don’t hesitate to let us know that as well.

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Assessment Title with a Link Description
A Functional Assessment and Curriculum for Teaching Students with Disabilities This collection of assessments helps teachers identify functional skills to target for instruction . It determines a student’s areas of strength and need are with regards to interpersonal skills, indpendent living, and functional academics.
A Guide to Assessing College Readiness This 25-item rating scale measures a student’s readiness for postsecondary education.
Adaptive Behavior Assessment System This assessment measures adaptive skills and identifies areas of strength and weakness.
Adolescent Autonomy Checklist This 105-item checklist rates the student’s ability to complete independent living skills and identifies areas in need of additional instruction.
AIR Self-Determination Scale This 27-item scale assesses self-determination.
Assessment of Financial Skills or Abilities This 76-item checklist identifies a student’s current knowledge and areas in need of instruction in regard to finances and money management.
Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale This assessment is designed to measure the behavioral strengths and needs of students.
Brigance Transition Skills Inventory This 136-item assessment is curriculum-based and measures a student’s strengths and needs in a variety of transition domains.
Career Bridge This assessment uses a checklist of personal qualities, preferred activities and preferred subject areas to determine an individual’s career interests.
Career Interests, Preferences, and Strengths Inventory This assessment allows students to explore various careers and connect their own strengths and interests to real career options.
Career Key Discovery This assessment helps students narrow down career interests and select careers and/or college majors that match those interests.
Career Occupational Preference Survey This interest inventory is designed to be used with individuals grade 7 and beyond. It assesses career interests and assigns a career cluster based on the student’s responses.
Casey Life Skills Assessment A 112-item assessment that addressed the areas of community participation, financial management, personal management, technology skills, employment, postsecondary education, and independent living.
Changing Roles This 19-item tool assesses basic health care skills and helps families create a plan for teaching these skills.
Choicemaker Self-Determination Assessment This 62-item rating scale assesses self-determination skills and whether there are opportunities to apply these skills.
College for TN (currently under construction) This website is currently under construction.
Community-Based Skills Assessment This assessment, designed for students aged 12+, includes a planning tool that gathers basic info about the student, followed by an observational functional skills assessment and an interview portion. The assessment questions are differentiated based on the student’s age, and measure their level of independence on each skill as well as how many environments they have generalized the skill to.
Comprehensive High School Transition Survey This 20-item informal survey assesses a student’s preferences for post-school outcomes and identifies areas of strength as well as barriers.
Employability/Life Skills Checklist This 24-item checklist rates an individual on how often he/she accurately and efficiently engages in work-related behaviors as well as interpersonal skills, and creates a performance profile that can be updated and compared yearly.
Employee Social Skills Checklist This 14-item checklist is designed for teachers and job coaches to observe the student at a job site and rate how effectively the student uses the social skills required for that job.
Enderle-Severson Transition Rating Scales This rating scale, which ranges from 47-272 questions (depending on the version), rates the student’s abilities and identifies desired outcomes.
Field-Hoffman Self-Determination Assessment Battery This 92-item assessment measures a student’s self-determination by rating how closely a variety of statements align with the student’s beliefs.
Financial Literacy Inventory This 60-item assessment addresses financial literacy and money management.
Home Inventory Form This 11-item inventory helps students identify resources in their community, what barriers they may encounter, and potential supports.
I’m Determined Self-Determination Checklists This 23-item scale assesses self-determination.
Independent Living Scales This assessment measures the ability of individuals aged 17+ to live independently and complete daily living activities.
Informal Assessments for Transition Planning A collection of 52 informal assessments covering 11 transition domains.
Informal Assessments for Transition: Independent Living and Community Participation A collection of 65 informal assessments in the areas of self-advocacy, self-determination, interpersonal skills, daily living, and transportation and mobility. This book is the second in the Informal Assessments for Transition series.
Informal Assessments for Transition: Postsecondary Education and Training A collection of 64 informal assessments in the areas of self-determination, setting “big picture” goals, planning for postsecondary education and training, academic skills and support needs, and nonacademic skills and support needs. This book is the third in the Informal Assessments for Transition series.
Informal Asssessments for Transition: Employment and Career Planning This book is a collection of 60 informal assessments related to career planning. These assessments address the areas of interests and preferences, abilities and skills, career exploration, and job search and securing. This book is the first in the Informal Assessments for Transitionseries.
Instructional Technology Skills Checklist This 13-item assessment allows teachers to identify assignments that require particular skills and rate the student’s skill level on each of those assignments.
Job Analysis Survey This 24-item job analysis form is intended to be used when observing a student at a job site and allows the educator or job coach to identify all of the requirements of that job.
Job Observation and Behavior Scale This 30-item scale measures the extent to which an individual can perform necessary job duties and the amount of support required for each task.
Job-Related Skills Assessment This 40-item assessment rates the student’s performance on a variety of work behaviors and tasks.
JobTIPS Social Skills Assessment This 31-item assessment includes both a self-assessment form and a form to be completed by someone who knows the student well. It assessments how often the student engages in approprate social skills such as using greetings and using appropriate body language.
Life Skills Inventory/Independent Living Skills Assessment Tool The Life Skills Inventory/Independent Living Skills Assessment Tool is a 315-item assesment completed by a parent or educator which addresses the domains of money management, health, independent living, transportation, employment, postsecondary education, and social/interpersonal skills.
New Parent Transition Survey A 22-item survey that addresses the areas of postsecondary education, employment, independent living, financial management, transportation, and recreation and leisure.
Northstar Basic Computer Skills Certificate This website offers a collection of situational assessments related to computer use and provides a certificate of completion when all of the modules have been completed. Curricula to teach the concepts covered in the modules are also included on the website.
O*NET Ability Profiler This 229-item assessment assesses employment strengths and abilities.
O*NET Career Interest Profiler This 180-item questionnaire assesses career interests.
Occupational Aptitude Survey and Interest Schedule – 3rd ed (OASIS – 3) Designed for grades 8+, this assessment helps students identify their career aptitudes and interests and find careers that align with their strengths.
Parent Survey of Student’s Academic-related Skills This 32-item rating scale asks parents to rate the student’s academic-related abilities by how much support is needed for each item.
Personal Preference Indicators This 40-item questionnaire is designed to be used for students with severe-profound disabilities. The questions are answered by someone who knows the student well and can indicate his/her preferences in different domains.
Picture Interest Career Survey This reading-free assessment helps determine an individual’s preferences for types of careers. Because there are no verbal requirements, this assessment is appropriate for a range of abilities, including students with limited/no reading abilities and students learning English as a second language.
Planning for the Future This 26-item planning tool helps the student and family identify obstacles to achieving their goals and strategies for overcoming those obstacles.
Quality of Life Questionnaire This 15-item questionnaire measures an individual’s perceptions of his or her quality of life. It is appropriate for use with individuals with and without chronic conditions.
Responsibility and Independence Scale for Adolescents This assessment addresses the domains of financial management, independent living, personal management, transportation, employment, and social/interpersonal skills.
Ross Pike Educational Service District This website offers links to a collection of teacher-created assessments and worksheets that assist teachers with setting goals in all of the transition domains.
Secondary School Success Checklist This 106-item scale assesses the domains of personal management and social/interpersonal skills.
Self-Directed Employment: A Handbook for Transition Teachers and Employment Specialists This handbook includes pictures which can be used to determine career preferences for students who are nonverbal or who have more communication needs. The pictures can be downloaded for free at the website.
Social Interaction Observation Form This form may be used to observe a student’s social interaction and record who the student is interacting with and the length of interactions.
Social Skills Improvement System Rating Scales This assessment rates a student’s performance on social and academic skills.
Student Dream Sheet This person-centered planning approaches helps identify the student’s desired post-school outcomes.
Student Interest Survey for Career Clusters This 112-item checklist assesses the student’s level of interest on each of the 16 career clusters and provides insight into how the student’s interests align with different career paths.
Student Transition Needs and Preferences Survey This 7-item questionnaire identifies a student’s goals for after high school and which services may be needed to achieve those goals.
Study Skills Inventory This 88-item rating scale assesses the level of proficiency a student demonstrates across a variety of academic and study-related skills.
Supports Intensity Scale This 86-item scale assesses the level of support needed for an individual to live independently and participate in community activities, including education and employment.
Teacher Assessment to Measure Strengths, Interests, and Preferences This 8-item assessment identifies a student’s areas of interest and work environment preferences.
Tennessee College and Career Planning System This online tool assesses student preferences, interests, and needs to help the student identify potential career and postsecondary education paths.
The Arc’s Self-Determination Scale This 72-item questionnaire assesses self-determination.
The RAND 36-item Short Form Health Survey This 36-item survey measures an individual’s quality of life as it relates to his or her health and medical well-being.
The Syracuse Community-Referenced Curriculum Guide for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities This curriculum guide includes 7 parent input forms, 4 scope and sequence charts, and 24 blank repertoire charts, which are divded by domain and age group. The guide also includes collaboration strategies and steps for building and implementing lessons.
Transition Assessment and Goal Generator This 34-item rating scale is used to identify strengths, abilities, and goals for students with mild to moderate disabilities.
Transition Behavior Scale This assessment measures student behavior in the areas of work-related behaviors, interpersonal skills, and social/community expectations.
Transition Health Care Checklist This 173-item questionnaire assesses health care skills and provides resources for students and their families on transitioning health care services.
Transition Planning Inventory This 57-item planning inventory compares ratings on student performance from the student, a caregiver, and the school in order to identify areas in need of planning.
Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale This assessment ranges from 200-430 questions and assesses a student’s abilities in a variety of academic and independent living domains.
Work Performance Evaluation This evaluation form is useful for teachers who have identified what the job requirements are for a student’s job site. The teacher or job coach can then examine the student’s performance on each job requirement and determine whether any discrepancies exist and how to address them.
Your Child’s Health Care Independence Checklist This checklist, which consists of approximately 170 items, assesses a student’s strengths and needs with respect to health care. There are two versions, one for ages 12-14 and one for ages 15-17.
Your Goals and Financial Situation Assessment This 15-item questionnaire assesses an individual’s goals, knowledge, and current financial situation.
Youth Quality of Life Instrument This 15-item scale measures quality of life in youth.

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