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.