New 2021 revisions of our scales are now available!

Since our beginning in the 1990’s, ESTR Publications has led the way in providing transition assessment to support planning that meets the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act. 

The revised scales (formerly ESTR—now TRS) have been improved by reconceptualizing content to better reflect the needs of educators and parents—as communicated by these groups. We have improved our scales by:

Imbedding more technology-based items

Revising items to support cultural sensitivity

Removing items that consumers viewed as unimportant

Revising items that consumers found confusing

Improving formatting with an eye towards clarity and ease of use

Revising parent forms to support narrative descriptions

Revised Transition Rating Scales

TRS 1.0

Transition Rating Scale 1.0

Transition assessment for learners with mild disabilities.

Accompanying resources

  • TRS 1.0 Parent Form
  • TRS 1.0 Online Report Generator
TRS 1.0 is the updated, replacement scale for the discontinued ESTR–J.

TRS 2.0

Transition Rating Scale 2.0

Transition assessment for learners with moderate to significant needs for support.

Accompanying resources

  • TRS 2.0 Parent Form
  • TRS 2.0 Online Report Generator
TRS 2.0 is the updated, replacement scale for the discontinued ESTR–III.

TRS 3.0

Transition Rating Scale 3.0

Transition assessment for learners with pervasive and long-term needs for support.

Accompanying resources

  • TRS 3.0 Online Report Generator
TRS 3.0 is the updated, replacement scale for the discontinued ESTR–S.

TRS 1.0, TRS 2.0 and TRS 3.0

Online Report Generator

TRS 1.0, TRS 2.0 and TRS 3.0 can be completed online by transferring your answers and learner information, which will create a summary report in just minutes.

All you do is fill out the paper Transition Rating Scales you received with your ESTR Publications purchase, prepare your own detailed statement and have all the learner's information available to enter into the system. The ESTR report takes about four steps to complete. You can start a report and finish later, if you don't have the time to complete the entry in one sitting.

Once you have your information available and have purchased Online Report Generator credits from our product page, you can login and get started, which saves you time and provides a consistent output for all your learners.

TRS 2.0 Sample