ERIC Number: ED103470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Needs Assessment Guidelines.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
An educational needs assessment is a process by which educational needs of students are identified and ranked in order of importance. The needs assessment process discussed in this publication has been designed for use at the district level. At this level school officials use needs assessment for deciding what changes to make in a course of study as well as meeting federal eligibility requirements. The word "need" is defined as the discrepancy between what a student knows and what he should know. This procedure explained in this publication will not be useful in determining institutional needs such as transportation needs, library facilities needs, or building needs. Student learning needs are the sole focus of the educational needs assessment procedure outlined. The definition of need should be interpreted to include both the affective and the psychomotor domains as well as the area of student cognitive learning. A recommended needs assessment procedure which can be used to identify and rank needs is also discussed. (DEP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.