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Transition Assessments

Different types of assessment and screening measures can help you narrow your career or vocational interests. You can see how your skills match those careers. Talk to your school counselor about the CHOICES program available at your school, at Utah Mentor. To learn about Holland's six personality types: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional, go to Holland's Six Personality Types.

Other assessments or information regarding assessments can be found online:

  1. 3 Smart Cubes: A variety of free tests you can take online.
  2. Careers.Utah.Gov: Utah's career connection.
  3. CITE Academic Learning Styles (PDF): Free inventory to see how you learn and use information best.
  4. Learning Styles Assessment: Free on-line inventory to understand how you prefer to learn and use information.
  5. When thinking about transition assessments, it is good to remember that there are different kinds, both informal and formal. The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) is an excellent resource for this information. The Age Appropriate Transition Assistance Guide describes assessment methods.

    Informal Transition Assessment Methods

    • Interviews and questionnaires
    • Direct observation
    • Environmental and situational analysis
    • Curriculum-based assessments (CBA)

    Formal Transition Assessment Methods

    • Adaptive behavior assessment information
    • General and specific aptitude tests
    • Interests and work values inventories
    • Intelligence tests
    • Achievement tests
    • Personality or preference tests
    • Career maturity or employability tests
    • Self-determination assessments
    • Work-related temperament scales
    • Transition planning inventories

    The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) is an excellent resource for Utah educators.