ERIC Number: ED194599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Using Needs Assessment for Educational Planning: Procedures and Results of a Connecticut Survey.
Archambault, Francis X., Jr.; Gable, Robert K.
A needs assessment survey developed by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) addressed two issues: the perceptions of educators, students and the general public regarding the importance of certain educational goals, and the extent to which these goals are being met. Student knowledge and skill goals dealing with communication, decision making, problem solving, mathematics, and science and technology were rated highest by all groups. Preparation for Life Roles goals focusing on responsible citizenship, successful employment or post-secondary education, and for getting along with other people were generally rated highest. School District Enabling goals rated as most important included the provision of adequate staff, materials, and facilities; the provision of programs and services to meet individual needs; and the provision of an environment conducive to learning. With some exceptions, the general public rated the attainment of goals lower than the other groups. The discrepancy between the ratings of importance and attainment were quite large for all twenty goals. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).