Participation Version - The STAT-R was designed with the intent that a parent or group of adults most familiar with the student (teacher, caseworker, doctor, etc.) would be completing the assessment and marking responses based on their knowledge of the student. The STAT-R can be re-administered (yearly or every two or three years) to assess student progress toward achieving transition goals.

Supported Independence Student Version -The STAT-R was designed with the intent that the student would complete the assessment individually and mark their responses based on their knowledge.

The STAT-R is an informal, measurable transition assessment tool. STAT-R results can be used to help improve postsecondary outcomes for students, and insure compliance with federal law requiring "age appropriate transition assessment." 

The ESTR-J-Revised is a useful tool for assessing students with mild disabilities as well as for students who may only need accommodations (504 plan). The ESTR-J-Revised can be used with individuals of any age and is most useful with learners with mid disabilities. The scale provides subscale scores in five transition areas (employment, recreation and leisure, home living, community participation, and postsecondary education) and a total performance score.

The ESTR-S goal is to gather information that accurately and comprehensively states the learner's present level of performance. It provides an efficient yet thorough means of identifying present levels of performance in each of five transition areas for learners with sever/multiple impairments.

The ESTR-III can be used with individuals of any age and is most useful with learners with moderate to severe disabilities. The scale provides subscale scores in five transition areas (employment, recreation and leisure, home living, community and participation, postsecondary education), a total performance score, as well as a Social/Vocational Behavior Score.

The California Career Zone website allows students to access themselves. Self-Assessments can help you know yourself better. And knowing yourself better can help you choose a satisfying job or occupational field to explore. Below are the ways students can access themselves on this website.

This criterion-referenced assessment is an exploration tool compromised of 15 main categories:

1. Money Management and Consumer Awareness 

2. Food Management

3. Personal appearance and hygiene

4. Health

5. Housekeeping

6. Housing

7, Transportation

8. Educational planning

9. Job seeking skills

10. Job maintenance skills

11. Emergency and safety skills

12. Knowledge of community resources

13. Interpersonal skills

14. Legal issues

15. Pregnancy prevention/ parenting and child care 

Employability skills are those personal social behaviors and daily living habits that have been identified by employers and young entry-level workers as essential for obtaining employment and for success in the work place. These are life skills that must be taught with the same rigor as basic skills. The development of such skills is a life long process, with performance being relative to a student’s ability and age. Teachers at all age levels have the responsibility to teach employability skills.

This criterion-referenced checklist is broken down into 8 areas:

The Personal Preference Indicator can be utilized when you begin to plan for students with developmental disabilities. Understanding a person’s preferences is critical to developing an individualized plan. A plan that uses what the person knows about his or her likes and dislikes is a more personalized approach to making any changes or choices and constructively involves the individual in decision making about his or her life.

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