ERIC Number: ED206736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Needs Assessment: Pupil Personnel Services.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
This survey was conducted based on requests from local education agencies who wish to use models in creating their own needs assessment. The 39 sample forms and questionnaires included in this document represent pupil personnel services which are delivered through a variety of educational systems. The Illinois State Board of Education cannot endorse any of the instruments; they are being provided strictly as resource material. Priorities in programming should develop from identified needs of students, staff, administrators, and parents, ordered according to rational and defensible criteria. Decisions relating to what services are offered, who provides them, how they are delivered, and for whom they are designed should be based on objective data, systematically obtained. The following steps suggest basic guidelines for conducting a systematic needs assessment: (1) organize a planning group; (2) identify goals and the target group(s) to be surveyed; (3) determine the methodology to be used; (4) decide on followup procedures to be used if initial response rate is inadequate; (5) develop procedures for summarizing and interpreting needs assessment results; (6) plan how and to whom results should be disseminated; and (7) determine how needs assessment data are to be translated into programmatic goals and objectives. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.