ERIC Number: ED332858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
AEL Needs Assessment Project Report. FY 89.
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
At Appalachia Educational Laboratory, assessments of educational needs in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky serve as a basis for reviewing and planning regional programs. The 1989 needs assessment project proceeded in several phases: extrapolating a set of 30 educational needs statements from resource files and selected survey data, identifying and training a needs assessment consultant in each of the four states, and holding meetings of each state caucus board led by the consultant. The outcomes of these half-day work sessions were rankings of the 30 needs statements and discussions of each state's ability to address its highest ranked needs along several important dimensions. Across the region, the highest ranked needs dealt with community and financial support for local schools, recruitment and professional development of teaches and administrators, curriculum and instructional improvement, participative decision making at the school level, and linkages between educational research and development and educational policy formation. Appendices contain the needs statements, state caucus results, regional overall ratings of the needs statements, and lengthy status reports on education in the four states. Each state status report covers general demography, school demography, support and control of public elementary and secondary education, role of higher education in public elementary and secondary education, trends in public education, and research and development resources available to support elementary and secondary education. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers: Appalachia Educational Laboratory WV; Kentucky; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia