Age-Appropriate Transition

Assessments and Resources

Transition Assessment

Transition assessments are an important component of the transition planning process. Transition assessments assist the student in exploring their preferences, interests, needs and strengths to aide in writing their Postsecondary Transition Plan (PTP). This guide will provide information regarding transition assessment compliance, definition, examples, and resources.

Individual Education Plan (IEP) and

Postsecondary Transition Plan (PTP) Compliance

The IEP must include appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age-appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and where appropriate, independent living skills.”

34 CFR 300.320(b)(1), IDEA

The Postsecondary Transition Plan (PTP) is a web-based application used to complete and document the transition planning process at the IEP meeting. In Wisconsin it is required to start this process for all students with disabilities ages 14 and older. When creating the student’s PTP, there is a question specifically regarding transition assessments that must be answered. If a transition assessment is not completed at the time of the annual IEP meeting, the IEP team will not be able to move forward with the student’s postsecondary transition planning.