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    Secondary Transition: The process of preparing students for adult life after they leave high school.
     
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    TRANSITION ASSESSMENTS 

    DATE

    TEST (Summary)

    GRADES

    LOCATIONS

    October

    SAT – College board assessment

    HS

    NPCA

    October

    PSAT – SAT pretest

    11th

    HS

     

    October

    ACT – College Board assessment

    HS

    NPCA

    January & May

    Keystones (Alg 1, Bio, & Lit) – end-of-course assessments designed to test proficiency in above subjects

    8th – 11th

    MS/HS

    December

    ACT (Special Testing) – College Board assessment

    12th

    Erie High School

    February/ March

    PASA (Reading & Math) – Specifically identified students.  Designed to test proficiency in above subjects at identified skill levels

    8th & 11th

    MS/HS

    April

    PSSA (Reading & Math) – assessments designed to test proficiency in subjects

    8th

    MS

    March/May

    PASA (Science) – Specifically identified students.  Designed to test proficiency in above subjects at identified skill levels

    8th & 11th

    MS/HS

    April

    NOCTI – State Certification for specific Career and Technical program of study

    12th

    Erie High School

    April

    ACT (Special Testing) – College Board assessment

    12th & 11th

    Erie High School

    May

    PSSA (Science) – assessment designed to test proficiency in subject

    8th

    MS

    May

    SAT– College board assessment

    11th& 12th

    NPCA

    June

    ACT – College Board assessment

    HS

    ALL 

     


     
    FREE ONLINE INTEREST ASSESSMENTS

    onet O*Net Online:  Free website with detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers and more.  www.onetonline.org/ O*Net Online Interest Survey: www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

     

    career zone   PA Career Zone:   Four separate assessments:  Quick Assessment that explores jobs that best match student personality; Interest Profiler – helps students to discover what their interests are and how they relate to the world of work; Skills Profiler – help students to explore occupations that require specific skillset.   https://www.pacareerzone.org/assessments

    one stop   Career One Stop:   Three different assessments available:   Get My Future Interest Assessment  (Interest Assessment), Skills Profiler Assessment (assessment helps to identify student skills); US Skills Profiler (Work Values  Assessment) – will create a list of student skills and match skills to careers.  http://www.careeronestop.org/explorecareers/assessments/self-assessments.aspx

    wise CAREERwise Education:  Interest Assessment (Powered by O*Net) and Career Cluster Interest Assessment:  http://www.careerwise.mnscu.edu/careers/assessmentsuite.html

     

     

    Career Wonders :   When I Grow Up,  Printable Interest Survey  for middle school students: http://eao.arizona.edu/sites/eao.arizona.edu/files/Career%20inventory.pdf

     

    Self-Determination, Learning Styles, and Multiple Intelligence Assessments

     

    Arc’s Self-Determination Scale (Adolescent Version) is a student self-report measure of self-determination designed for use by adolescents.  The scale’s two primary purposes are:  to provide student with cognitive disabilities and educators a tool that assists them in identifying student strengths and limitations in the area of self-determination; and to provide a research tool to examine the relationship between self-determination and factors that promote/inhibit this important outcome. (PDF File) http://www.ou.edu/content/dam/Education/documents/miscellaneous/the-arc-self-determination-scale.pdf 

     

    Got Style?  Understanding your own way of learning.   Learning Styles inventory to assist students in understanding how they learn and adapt to their environment.  (PDF File) https://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/links/students/documents/9.8.1-Learning_styles_assessment.pdf

     

    Multiple Intelligence, Self-Assessment.   Multiple intelligences represent different intellectual abilities.  There are multiple types of human intelligence, each representing different ways of processing information:     http://www.edutopia.org/multiple-intelligences-assessment

     

    AIR – Self Determination Assessment (Zarrow Center for Learning):  This assessment is used to determine the students present level of self-determination, as well as to identify the areas that need to be improved on.  Students, parents, and teachers can complete.  http://www.ou.edu/content/education/centers-and-partnerships/zarrow/self-determination-assessment-tools/air-self-determination-assessment.html

     

    Transition Health Care Checklist provides a checklist, resources and steps to assist youth and families in making a successful transition to adult living that includes health and health care. http://transition-guide-admin.s3.amazonaws.com/files/2013/02/25/FinalTransitionHCchecklistFeb2013.pdf     

     

     
    Other links:
    • Office for Vocational Rehabilitation: Provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/ovr/Pages/default.aspx
    • Erie County Care Management: Provides case management and other services to Erie County's behavioral health, developmental disabilities and other human service consumers. By offering local support that assures access, ECCM ensure that care decisions are consumer-based and individualized, offering comprehensive, holistic care that fosters independence.  http://eccm.org/
    • Hiram G Andrews Center: Provides a comprehensive program of services featuring the integration of education on campus at the Commonwealth Technical Institute (CTI), counseling, evaluation and physical restoration in a barrier-free environment. http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/hgac/Pages/default.aspx
    • Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5: Regional educational service agency, IU5 provides cost-effective programs and services for the 17 public school districts, charters and nonpublic schools in Erie, Crawford and Warren Counties: www.iu5.org/#!special-ed-parent-page/c12oy
    • O*Net Online: Free website with detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers and more. www.onetonline.org/
    • Erie's Public Schools Work-Study Program: Provides eligible students training and learning opportunities while on the job. In addition to being paid, students receive periodic monitoring supports from a job coach and will earn 2-3 school credits upon successful completion of the program at the end of the school year. Work-study candidates must exhibit ALL of the following characteristics: be a senior in good standing and up-to-date with all credits, on track to graduate, maintain passing grades and have positive attendance and behavior.

     


    Contacts:
     
     Amanda Habursky Transition Coordinator/Job Developer   ahabursky@eriesd.org   874-  6061