The SPIN Transition Planning Template was introduced to me at a Transition Assessment Workshop conducted by the Grant Wood Area Education Agency Transition Team consisting of Jill Ries and Mary Crandall. SPIN is an acronym for Strengths, Preferences, Interest, and Needs. The form contains a table to list SPIN information as well as a matrix to list the assessments and results relating to the ten domains of assessment. This is definitely a form you should download and place in the files of every student with an Individual Education Plan(IEP). My hope is that it will become considered “best practice” for every student with an IEP as it would greatly assist the transfer of a student to a different roster.