Current Transition Assessment Practices
Research in Developmental Disabilities
Although researchers have called for a movement away from prediction-related assessments to those which identify specific skill deficits, the extent to which professionals responsible for vocational assessment have shifted their focus is uncertain. The purpose of this investigation was to assess the frequency with which specified prediction-related and skill deficit-related vocational assessment procedures were administered by a sample of secondary-level teachers and employment training specialists. Additionally, the frequency with which these professionals used assessment data to aid in decision making was determined. The results revealed that teachers and employment training personnel used a variety of assessment procedures to make transition decisions. The implications of these findings are discussed.
Agran, M., & Morgan, R. L. (1991). Current transition assessment practices. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 12, 113 – 126.