ERIC Number: ED491319
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Publication Date: 2005
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Case Studies in Assessment for Transition Planning
Trainor, Audrey A.; Patton, James R.; Clark, Gary M.
This book presents a group of case studies to show how to assess students to develop a clear statement of transition service needs and then use that information for goals and objectives in their IEP or ITP (individual transition plan). The case studies format will help you see in a concrete way how assessment procedures relate to young people with whom you can identify. The individuals described in these case studies may be very much like students in your school or may be so different as to help you see the range of possibilities with assessments. Individual planning for transition services is prescribed in the provisions of IDEA and accompanying regulations through three components: assessment; family participation; and specific procedures to be followed in the development of the IEP. This case study book gives examples of how assessment and family participation can be critical in generating present level of performance in a variety of transition outcome planning areas. Assessment and family participation also presents a way for schools and families to glean critical information from the assessment results for developing meaningful goals and objectives for transition outcomes. Anyone involved in transition planning will find this book a useful resource. It also makes a helpful companion piece to the Transition Planning Inventory assessment kit, particularly for those who are new to the task of conducting transition needs assessment and want to see how to move from assessment to planning. This book would also be useful in preservice programs where students are being introduced to the transition planning process, as well as a practical supplement to the main textbook in a course on transition.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Needs Assessment, Family Involvement, Case Studies, Transitional Programs, Student Evaluation, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Planning
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