ERIC Number: ED185808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
An Approach for Implementing a School District Wide Needs Assessment.
Mishra, Shitala; And Others
A manual was developed to assist administrators to assess the needs of their institutions, parents, students, staff, and educational programs relative to bilingual program planning. A second area of focus is the identification of Lau students, or students whose home language is other than English and who are not performing conceptually and linguistically at a level equal to or better than the district standard of proficiency. The core of the manual is a Needs Assessment Bank of Questions addressed to different role groups and covering a wide range of issues. Questions pertinent to particular needs and addressed to specific role groups can be selected for survey instruments, interview questionnaires, and other devices. The purpose and use of needs assessment for bilingual education planning are discussed to provide a general approach to needs assessment implementation. The discussion focuses upon: (1) identification of goals, (2) design of assessment procedures, (3) development of assessment instruments, (4) development of sampling plans, (5) collection of data, and (6) analysis of data. A brief discussion of the purpose and methods of conducting a sociocultural survey of the students' community is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Community Surveys, Cultural Background, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Language Skills, Low Achievement, Needs Assessment, Non English Speaking, Questionnaires, School Districts, Social Influences, Student Evaluation
Institute for Cultural Pluralism, 5544 1/2 Hardy Street, San Diego, CA 92182 ($2.65).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA. Inst. for Cultural Pluralism.
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs; Lau v Nichols