ERIC Number: ED079366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Jefferson Parish Schools ESAP Needs Assessment Survey.
Smith, William F., Comp.; And Others
A needs assessment survey was conducted by Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, to provide meaningful planning for further ESAP programs. A questionnaire was administered to all teachers, principals and central office staff and was sent, via students, to a random sample of parents. Consensus of the respondents was that pupil services represents the most critical need of Jefferson Parish Schools. The areas of personnel, instructional materials, and school-community relations were also of major concern to one or more groups in the study. The development or improvement of curriculum content represented a strong concern by several groups, but not a first-priority item by any group. Personnel was a first-priority item by one group of respondents, was tied for last with another, and was tied for next-to-last by another. The second portion of the study showed that dropouts and/or potential dropouts and preschool, early childhood pupils were the target populations having the most critical needs. Handicapped pupils and those having unequal educational opportunities were identified as the next most critical populations. Some support was given to the target population concerned with the environmental conflict, principally as the second most critical need area. (For related document, see TM 002 966.) (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Jefferson Parish School Board, Gretna, LA.