ERIC Number: ED146710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Taking a New Look at . . . Needs Assessment.
Although administrators have applied the term "needs assessment" to many things, including desires and solutions, the term is becoming progressively more precisely defined. Assessing needs simply means identifying where we are now and where we want to be by a specific time. A new imperative for needs assessment arises from public demand that citizens be included in defining educational needs. Participants in the needs assessment process most often include administrators, teaching staff, students, and community members. This update on needs assessment contains summaries of assessment projects in eight secondary schools, including needs assessment for staff development, for career education, for opening a new school, and for determining cognitive needs. (Author)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Secondary Schools, Student Participation
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($0.50; quantity discounts; payment must accompany orders of $10.00 or less)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
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