ERIC Number: ED191155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Identifying Resources and Constraints and Prioritizing Needs. Systematic Planning Series for Local Education Agencies. Monograph Number 3.
Boone, Lee; And Others
Statements of educational need developed through needs assessment processes should not be ranked without careful consideration of factors that can facilitate or impede their attainment. The process of determining the resource requirements for meeting assessed needs and estimating resource availability can be enhanced by following several suggestions: involve a carefully selected sampling of individuals representing all groups affected by attempts to fill the need being considered; take into account the economic, human, legal, social, and political variables influencing efforts to meet the need; determine the probability of modifying conditions that could impede efforts to meet the need; using a rating scale, arrive at a rating that indicates the feasibility of addressing each need. Establishing priorities for needs to be resolved involves determining the intensity and extent of the need, the duration of the need, the relevance of meeting the need to the achievement of identified goals, the feasibility of meeting the need, and the results anticipated from meeting the need. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Department of Education, Montgomery. Office of Planning and Evaluation.
Note: For related documents, see EA 012 891-898.