The purpose of transition assessment is to identify a student’s strengths, preferences, interests,
and needs and then assimilate these findings into a rigorous school program complete with
realistic postsecondary goals, a challenging course of study, practical real-life community
experiences, extra-curricular activities, and paid work, as appropriate, for an individual student.
What and how many different transition assessments will be used will vary from student to
student. The findings of one assessment, for example, may indicate the need for another
assessment in an area that the initial assessment identified. No one size fits all.