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Transition and Vocational Evaluations

Conducting assessments that are related to transition needs or services is an important and necessary consideration for students identified with or suspected of having autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as with any disability identified under special education law.

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AIR Self-Determination Scale

Transition and Vocational

The American Institutes for Research (AIR), in collaboration with Teacher’s College of Columbia University in New York City, developed the AIR Self-Determination Assessments, which include student, parent, and educator versions.

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ARC’s Self-Determination Scale

Transition and Vocational

The Conners’ Rating Scales– Third Edition (Conners-3; Conners, 2008) is an assessment for children ages 6 to 18 years; it is designed as a thorough assessment of ADHD and comorbid disorders such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. The components of the Conners-3 are available in paper-and-pencil or computerized formats.

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Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Transition and Vocational

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB; United States Military Entrance Processing Command, 2002) is a norm-referenced assessment given by the military to measure academic ability and predict occupational success.

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Brigance Transition Skills Inventory (TSI)

Transition and Vocational

The Brigance Transition Skills Inventory (Brigance TSI; Brigance, 2010) includes more than 100 criterion-referenced assessments.

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Career Ability Placement Survey (CAPS)

Transition and Vocational

The Career Ability Placement Survey (CAPS; Knapp & Knapp, 2015) is an individualized, norm-referenced measure of abilities related to various vocational fields.

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Career Occupational Preference System - Picture Inventory (COPS-PIC)

Transition and Vocational

The Career Occupational Preference System – Picture Inventory of Careers (COPS-PIC) (Knapp-Lee, L., 2007) is a nonverbal assessment of occupational interest.

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Career Occupational Preference System 3C (COPS 3C)

Transition and Vocational

The Career Occupational Preference System (COPSystem) (Knapp & Knapp-Lee., 2015) is a complete career guidance assessment program designed for institutions that need an efficient and convenient assessment platform.

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Career Orientation Placement and Evaluation Survey (COPES)

Transition and Vocational

The Career Orientation Placement and Evaluation Survey (COPES; Knapp, Knapp-Lee, &. Knapp, 2015) provides a measure of values to supplement programs in educational and industrial career counseling.

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Functional Skills Screening Inventory (FSSI)

Transition and Vocational

The Functional Skills Screening Inventory (FSSI; Becker, Schur, Paoletti-Schelp, & Hammer, 1986) was developed to assess critical living and working skills in individuals with severe handicaps, ages 6 through adulthood.

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McCarron-Dial Evaluation System (MDS)

Transition and Vocational

The McCarron-Dial Evaluation System (MDS; McCarron & Dial, 1973) was developed as an individually administered, norm-referenced measure of strengths and weaknesses in various factors of vocational competency.

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Prevocational Assessment Screen (PAS)

Transition and Vocational

The Prevocational Assessment Screen (PAS; Rosinek, 1984) is designed to assess the motor and perceptual abilities of disadvantaged youth or students with mild disabilities, ages 14–21.

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Reading-Free Vocational Interest Inventory – Second Edition (RFVII-2)

Transition and Vocational

The Reading-Free Vocational Interest Inventory – Second Edition (RFVII-2; Becker, 2000) is an individualized, norm-referenced measure of vocational interests presented in a reading-free format.

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Self-Directed Search® – Fifth Edition

Transition and Vocational

The Self-Directed Search® – Fifth Edition is an online assessment that is designed to help clients learn about themselves and their career options.

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Skills Assessment Module (SAM)

Transition and Vocational

The Skills Assessment Module (SAM; Rosinek, 1985) is designed to assess a student’s affective, cognitive, and manipulative strengths and weaknesses in relation to vocational skills required in various training programs within a school system.

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TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile (TTAP) – Second Edition

Transition and Vocational

The TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile (TTAP) – Second Edition is a revised version of the Adolescent and Adult Psychoeducational Profile (AAPEP; Mesibov, Thomas, Chapman, & Schopler, 2007) used with students in grades 3 through 12.

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VOC-TIES & Career Development Plan

Transition and Vocational

The Vocational Training Interest & Exploration Survey and Career Development Plan (VOC-TIES) (Scott & Gilbreath, 2012) is an individually or group-administered computer assessment designed to measure an individual’s interest in career/technical pathways.

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Wide Range Interest and Occupation Test – Second Edition (WRIOT-2)

Transition and Vocational

The Wide Range Interest and Occupation Test – Second Edition (WRIOT-2; Glutting & Wilkinson, 2003) is a nonverbal measure of vocational interest.

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Work Personality Profile and Computer Report (WPP)

Transition and Vocational

The Work Personality Profile and Computer Report (WPP; Bolton & Neath, 2008) is a vocational rehabilitation tool for identifying an individual’s interests and strengths.

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