ERIC Number: ED191154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Assessing and Analyzing Needs. Systematic Planning Series for Local Education Agencies. Monograph Number 2.
Boone, Lee; And Others
The primary purpose of educational needs assessment should be to determine the specific nature of learner needs in order that programs may be designed and instruction prescribed that will meet those needs. Needs assessment should be conducted only when the information is necessary and will be used. Before a needs assessment is undertaken, it should be determined why it is being done, what should be assessed, how the information will be obtained, who will use the assessment results, how the information will be interpreted, and what kinds of decisions will be based on the results of the assessment. The needs assessment process involves seven basic steps: (1) deciding who will provide information; (2) deciding what information to collect; (3) developing procedures for collecting the information; (4) collecting the information; (5) processing and analyzing the information; (6) designating needs based on analysis of the information; and (7) informing the community and decision-makers of the results. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Department of Education, Montgomery. Office of Planning and Evaluation.
Note: For related documents, see EA 012 891-898.