Life Transition Resources
Because we believe every student matters…
we know that transitions matter too! Check out the resources we have begun to accumulate to assist students in educational and real-life transition periods.
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Resources to Inform Change and Post-Secondary Choices
The O*NET Work Importance Locator (WIL) is a self-assessment career exploration tool that allows clients to pinpoint what is important to them in a job. It helps people identify occupations that they may find satisfying based on the similarity between their work values (such as achievement, independence, and conditions of work) and the characteristics of the occupations.
Visit the O*Net website here for access to the paper and pencil assessment to help your students better understand their value sets and ambitions.
The O*NET Interest Profiler is an interactive self-assessment tool developed by the US Department of Labor to help clients determine what they are interested in, and what careers may best suit them.
Visit the My Next Move website here to begin the online assessment.
Research and Reading on Middle School to High School Transitions
Rozetta Smith’s 2013 school counselor’s master’s theses on the importance of the middle school to high school transition.
Barbara M. Fulk’s 2003 article in American Secondary Education detailing the importance of forethought in the middle school to high school transition period.
Patrick Akos, Ph.D. and John P. Galassi, Ph.D. present the middle school to high school transition from several different perspectives in their 2004 ASCA: Professional School Counseling article.
Sondra S. Cooney and Gene Bottom’s 2002 article in Principal Leadership on teachers’ and administrators’ roles in ensuring the 8th grade to high school transition is as smooth as possible in order to set students up for success and future graduation.
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