The ChoiceMaker Self-Determination Assessment is a curriculum-referenced tool that measures students' self-determination skills and progress in the ChoiceMaker Self-Determination Curriculum.

The ChoiceMaker Self-Determination Assessment is a curriculum-referenced tool that measures students' self-determination skills and progress in the ChoiceMaker Self-Determination Curriculum.

How long will it take?

The assessment consist of 60 questions and will take about 10 - 15 minutes. Answer each question about the activities you might like to do at work.

What will I learn?

At the end of the assessment, you'll find out which careers and related majors are a good match for your interests.

Tips for taking this assessment

Remember, this is not a test! In fact, don't think too much. You'll get the best results if you answer each of the questions honestly.

The ARC Self-Determination Scale was developed and normed to: (a) assess the self-determination strengths and weaknesses of adolescents with disabilities, (b) facilitate student involvement in educational planning and instruction to promote self-determination as an educational outcome, (c) develop self-determination goals and objectives, and (d) assess student self-determination skills for research purposes.

Designed for use by adolescents with cognitive disabilities, the scale has two primary purposes:

The AIR Assessments measure two broad self-determination components. Capacity refers to the student's knowledge, abilities, and perceptions that enable them to be self-determined. Opportunity refers to the student's chances to use their knowledge and abilities.

TAGG Purpose

-Assess non-academic skills associated with and predictive of post-school further education and employment

-Provide IEP team lists of greatest and relative student strengths and needs, a written summary, and annual transition goals matched to common core standards to facilitate writing compliant IEPs

TAGG Constructs

-Strengths and Limitations 

-Disability Awareness

-Student Involvement in the IEP

-Persistence

-Goal setting and attainment 

-Interacting with others

The Self-Determination Inventory: Student-Report (SDI:SR) asks students questions about how they feel about their ability to be self-determined; that is to make choices, set and go after goals, and make decisions. In 2016, the SDI:SR was validated by researchers at the University of Kansas for use by youth and adolescents ages 13 to 22 years old with and without disabilities. Though anyone, regardless of age, can take the assessment if they choose to. There are no right answers and it takes approximately 20 minutes to finish.

Casey Life Skills (CLS) is a free tool that assesses the behaviors and competencies youth need to achieve their long term goals. It aims to set youth on their way toward developing healthy, productive lives. Examples of the life skills CLS helps youth self-evaluate include:

The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do.  

The O*NET Interest Profiler; online administration of 180 statements rated on a 3‐point scale (like, unsure, dislike). It can take between 20 and 60 minutes to complete. If completed online, scores are automatically generated. A list of careers that match the areas of interest is also provided. A paper/pencil version can also be administered, and hand scored.