ERIC Number: ED248438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Model for an Elementary School Guidance Needs Assessment.
Kelly, Forrest Robinson, Jr.
This guide provides a model for guidance needs assessment for elementary school counselors. Following an introduction discussing the lack of appropriate needs assessment instruments for the elementary level, background information on the development of the model instrument is given. The rationale for the verbal, interactive model, which was developed for use in the Lacoochee, Florida elementary school is given, along with results of a 50 student field test of the proposed instrument. The 12 steps for implementing the needs assessment instrument are presented, including the identification of program goals, objectives, and needs, setting needs priorities script development, and classroom implementation. Procedures for data collection and implementation of results are delineated. The 14-item needs assessment instrument is provided, with a timeline for implementation. The guide summary emphasizes the importance of a personal and interactive approach to needs assessment, and concludes with references. (BL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Houston, TX, March 18-21, 1984).