Grade 9 (ages 13-15)
9.1 Revise Your Level One Career Assessment and Complete Strength Based Assessment: The Strength Based Assessment is a structured discussion with the student, school and family to plan for the future after high school. The information is used to develop the transition services section of the IEP. It also can identify services and activities that the student may need to succeed in the adult world.
The Strength Based Assessment (SBA) process has the following qualities:
the student is the center of the discussion (Student centered process);
it is a structured discussion focused on finding out about the student’s hopes/dreams for their future, their strengths/talents/abilities and identifying what strategies and approaches help them to succeed; it can be used to generate individualized Post School Outcome Statements for the student’s IEP. The student, parent and school staff who know the student well are the participants. (from ACCES-VR)
9.3 Consider summer employment , internship. . .
9.5 Apply for PSAT/SAT accomodations (good throughout High School). Ask your school counselor or social worker for assistance.
CollegeBoard.com (PSAT, SAT) - Services for Students with Disabilities
ACT Services for Students with Disabilities
Consider participating in a PSAT/SAT/ACT preparation class