Effective Practices: Supporting Youth In School, In the Community and On the Job and Predictors of Post School Success
Effective Practices and Predictors are research based strategies that focus on supporting transition age youth to gain critical skills and experiences. The Practices and Predictors are useful to transition professionals in school and agencies across systems and in multiple environments. See the National Transition and Technical Assistance Center – The Collaborative website for additional information and tools regarding Practices and Predictors
Employment First Effective Practices: Supporting Youth In School, In the Community and On the Job and Predictors of Post School Success Tools
These two Tools are designed to assist families, youth, agency professionals and educators to understand, learn more about and implement Practices and Predictors.
Each tool includes a description of the Practice or Predictor, examples of what it could look like in practice.
Each tool includes a Review Tool to help individuals and teams to identify areas of strength and to prioritize areas for improvement.
Effective Practices are instructional methods and strategies proven through research to be effective to teach youth specific transition-related skills. The Practices are used to teach a variety of skills, such as those associated with employment, daily living, communication, academics, job-routines and tasks, independence, and workplace behavior. Families, youth, providers and others can continue use of the practices in non-instructional settings such as work sites, community environments, social settings, etc.
The Predictors of Post School Success provide research-based strategies useful for educators and adult service professionals to equip youth with the skills and resources needed for adult living and working in the community. Families and youth can gain information to share with Team members about possible programs and services to build community capacity and investment in serving transition youth. Multi agency Teams can plan for engaging youth in Predictor activities that begin while the youth is still in school and continue into adulthood.