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.

ARC Self-Determination Scale

This scale is a student-reported survey/questionnaire that consists of 72 questions addressing four areas of self-determinaiton: Autonomy, Self-Realization, Self-Regulation, and Psychological Empowerment.

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.

Becker Work Adjustment Profile- BWAP-2

The BWAP-2 is a practical rating scale related to four work-related areas that offers insight as to what types of support or level of assistance/aid the individual might need to be successful in the workplace.

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.

C.I.T.E. Learning Styles Instrument

This instrument helps to inform teachers of the learning styles of their students. Learning styles within the following areas are looked at: visual-language, visual-numerical, auditory-language, auditory-numerical, auditory-visual-kinesthetic, social-individual, social-group, expressiveness-oral, and expressiveness-written.

Career Bridge

This assessment uses a checklist of personal qualities, preferred activities and preferred subject areas to determine an individual’s career interests.

Career Cluster Interest Inventory

This survey or questionnaire helps students to discover in which of the 16 Career Clusters the majority of their interests life.

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.

Career/Job Comparison

This comparison-based questionnaire helps students to compare features such as the requirements, salary, and location of two potential jobs.

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.

CBSP: Community Based Social Skill Performance Assessment

The CBSP assessment will allow you to accurately assess your students social skill performance in the home and in the community, providing you with the essential data required to establish an appropriate, individualized curriculum. The test uses verbal role-playing and multiple-choice responses to provide valuable information about your students in just 45 minutes. The CBSP assesses social and anti-social behavior and self-control.

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.

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.

The New Transition Handbook by Carolyn Hughes and Erik W. Carter (2012, Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.)

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.

O*Net Career Values Inventory

This 36-item inventory identifies one’s workplace values, and pairs those results with potential careers based on the Department of Labor’s five “job zones”.

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.

Reading-Free Vocational Interest Inventory – Second Edition

A nonverbal, pictorial test that highlights job tasks to help individuals discover what they might be interested in doing.

RIASEC Inventory

This 72-item preference assessment helps quickly match work activity statements to potential careers, and suggestions are provided for further career research.

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.

SSP: Job-Related Social Skill Performance Assessment Tool

In just 45 minutes, you can learn essential information about your students using the verbal role-playing and multiple-choice responses found in this job-related assessment instrument. Test results will allow you to accurately assess the strengths and weaknesses of a student’s social skills performance in various work settings so you can establish an appropriate curriculum and a targeted transition program for each student.

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.

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.

TICE: Test of Interpersonal Competence for Employment

TICE is a comprehensive 61-item test developed to help you identify and train those people who lack the interpersonal skills necessary for employment. It can also be used to assess results of job-related social skills training. It is designed to be adminstered orally.

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.

Transition-to-Work Inventory

Review and rate 96 non-work activities to see which ones are preferable, and how they connect to the 16 career clusters.

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.

Work Readiness Inventory

This 36-item self-report helps individual better understand their areas of need when it comes to the six areas of work readiness.

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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