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Friday, December 2 • 10:20am - 11:10am
Developing a New Transition Assessment: Seeking Input to Develop Student Version LIMITED

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Few transition assessments exist for secondary-aged students with significant cognitive disabilities (SWSCD), fewer posses ample validity evidence, and most only provide professional and parent versions. Student involvement in transition assessment is critical to identify strengths and needs to develop meaningful annual transition goals. We are developing, with funding from an IES research grant, a new transition assessment titled the Transition Assessment and Goal Generator - Alternate (TAGG-A). It will have student, family, and professional versions. The constructs derived from research identified student behaviors associated with and predictive of student post-school outcomes will be presented. To help establish the social validity of the TAGG-A Student Version, participants will be asked to engage in a discussion to help design the student version. After this session participations will (1) Identify 5 behavior constructs associated with and/or predictive of post-high school outcomes; (2) Explain 4 major steps involved in developing a new transition assessment (3) Describe social validity and its role in developing transition assessments; and (4) List 3 methods to facilitate student involvement in completing a student transition assessment

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Jim Martin

Emeritus ZC Professor & Director, OU Zarrow Center
I've spent my career teaching, developing, and examining self-determination methods and procedures to improve school and post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. This involved creating and validating transition assessments, developing teaching materials, and teaching undergraduate... Read More →
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Amber McConnell

Research Associate, Zarrow Center

Friday December 2, 2016 10:20am - 11:10am CST
Wabash Cannonball 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103