Academic Skills

Definition: All students acquire academic skills appropriate to support postsecondary goals through direct instruction and/or added support as necessary.

Predictors of academic success

  • It takes a combination of skills — organization, time management, prioritization, concentration, and motivation — to achieve academic success. Consider these tips from
  • The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) created a one page chart, Predictors of Post School Success, that outlines predictors of post school success in three categories:  education, employment, and independent living. Each predictor has been evaluated regarding the amount, type, and quality of the research conducted, and are labeled as either (a) evidence-based, (b) research-based, or (c) promising. 

Areas related to transition

Study skills

Reading & writing skills

Reading and writing go hand in hand and are basic to every academic subject and every job a student will ever hold. Two good pages from GreatSchools offer advice on mastering reading and writing skills:

Asking for help

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