ERIC Number: ED042263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-3
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Research Model for State Educational Needs Assessment.
Woodbury, Charles A., Jr.; And Others.
Assignment of ESEA Title III monies to State agencies mandates a research model for needs assessment to facilitate interstate comparisons and generalizations. Theoretical postulates for and empirical evidence from the Virginia Needs Assessment Project suggest a prototype design, moving in three phases from ideas into program outcomes. Phase I identifies documentary policy guidelines from authoritative and nonauthoritative sources internal and external to the State, identifies documentary program recommendations from internal authoritative sources, and secures perceptions of educational objectives from internal nonauthoritative sources. Phase II involves comparative analysis of documentation and perceptions with actual attainments in learner-oriented and learner-facilitative domains to identify gaps as operationally defined needs, and involves determination of need characteristics -- incidence, criticality, dispersion, and consociation. Phase III involves a planning design for periodic reassessment. (Author)
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Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; Virginia
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970)