ERIC Number: ED107745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on Promising Practices of Needs Assessment.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Planning and Development.
The California State Department of Education and 33 California school districts contributed articles to this compendium focusing on the assessment of educational needs. It is noted that a crucial stage in the development of effective programs for pupils, as well as for requesting State and Federal funds, is the assessment of educational needs. A seven step process of needs assessment is advocated by the California State Department of Education, including: (1) identification of the disadvantaged pupils; (2) collection of all relevant data concerning these pupils, their family background, and their communities; (3) comprehensive diagnosis of pupil deficiencies; (4) analysis and classification of the most common needs; (5) deciding on action priorities; (6) identification of resources available within the school and community for supporting the planned program; and (7) locating the program in time and space, as well as establishing its legal limits. Two articles are contributed by school districts administering cooperative programs: "Needs-Assessment Procedures for a Cooperative Program" (Eureka City Elementary and High School Districts and Cutten Elementary School District) and "Techniques for a Needs Analysis in a Cooperative Project" (Sylvan Union, Stanislaus Union, and Salida Union Elementary School Districts). (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Planning and Development.
Identifiers - Location: California