The Maryland Secondary Transition Assessment Toolkit contains resources and assessment tools to use with students for transition planning. Transition assessment should serve as the foundation to identify transition goals and determine transition services. These assessments facilitate a “planned, continuous process of gathering and organizing information on the student’s strengths, needs, preferences and interests in relation to the demands of current and future living, learning, and working environments” (Sitlington, Neubert, Begun, Lombard, & Leconte, 2007, p. 3).
The assessments in this toolkit are organized into five areas: career, self-determination, college, community, and comprehensive. Each section contains a list of assessment tools with a link to access them, a description, the recommended age group and how long the assessment should take. Each of the assessments included in this toolkit have been selected by transition professionals and piloted with students in Maryland. We encourage you to use this toolkit as well as transition assessments from other sources to gather and organize information on your students in order to prepare them for a seamless transition from school to adult life.