Level 1 Assessment

Suggested Timeline of Activities

Grade 7 (Age 12)

Activity

Comments

Suggested Date

Student Interview (mandated)

Opportunity for the student to provide direct input into the career assessment process.

First 3 months of the school year

Parent Interview (mandated)

Opportunity for the parents to have direct input in the career assessment process concerning their hopes and dreams about their child.

Fall of the school year

Educational Staff Reports (2) (required)

Opportunity for staff who know the student to provide direct input concerning the studentís strengths and abilities in various educational settings.

February of the school year

Exposure to a variety of careers

Gives the student the opportunity to develop an experience base from which to state a preference. Also, lets the student learn that there are many different types of jobs in the world.

During the school year

Social skills review

An examination of how the student interacts in a variety of situations with persons, places and things.

May be done during the 7th or 8th grade.

Annual Summary Sheets

Used to summarize the current yearís Level 1 Career Assessment activities and identify future career assessment activities. Attached to the IEP.

Before annual IEP reviews.

 

Grade 8 (Age 13)

(Note: The information from the Level 1 will be used as the starting point for the transition services process.)

Activity

Comments

Suggested Date

Student Interview (required)

Opportunity for the student to provide direct input into the Career Assessment process.

First 3 months of the school year

Parent Interview (required)

Opportunity for the parents to have direct input into the career assessment process concerning their hopes and dreams about their child.

Fall of the school year

Educational Staff Reports (2) (required)

Opportunity for staff members who know the student to provide direct input concerning the studentís strengths and abilities in various educational settings.

February of the school year

Exposure to a variety of careers

Gives the student the opportunity to develop an experience base from which to state a preference. Also, lets the student learn that there are many different types of jobs in the world.

During the school year

Interest Information

Opportunity for the student to identify careers, activities or environments that have appeal.

By February of the school year

Social skills review

An examination of how the student interacts in a variety of situations with persons, places and things.

May be done during the 8th or 9th grade.

Begin Transition Services planning process

Take the information developed from the 2 years of the Level 1 process and use it as the base information for the Transition Services process. The information and activities can be useful for developing the Long-term Adult outcome Statements and Coordinated Set of Activities.

Before annual IEP reviews.