What is a Level 1 Career Assessment?
The Level 1 Career Assessment is:
1. a structured process that takes place over a 2 year period starting in middle school (age 12);
2. a review to assess basic skills and determine a student’s interests inside & outside of school . It is ongoing and revised each year.
When is the Level 1 Career assessment begun?
The Level 1 Career Assessment is started when the student is in middle school (ages 12 - 13).
Why perform a Level 1 Career Assessment?
1. to focus student, parents and staff on the realistic positive outcomes available to the student upon completion of his/her secondary education;
2. to document the decision making process concerning career programming for the students.
What are some realistic outcomes:
Career programming decision making may include participation in the following:
BOCES Secondary Occupational Education programs;
Secondary Special Education that includes a vocational component;
Career internships, mentorships and apprenticeships;
College preparatory programs that specify supports needed by the student;
Further assessment, including why further assessment is needed;
Many other activities.
Who should be given a Level 1 Career Assessment?
All students classified with a disability who are between the ages of 12.0 and 14.0 years of age as of September 1 of a given year will receive a Level 1 Career Assessment. First time students to special education over the age of 12 will also have a Level 1 performed regardless of their age.
Who should perform the Level 1 Career Assessment?
The Transition Team on which the student and family as the central members.
When Is the Information Due?
Information from the Level 1 Career Assessment should be included in the development of each student's IEP for the following school year.