ERIC Number: ED206735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Needs Assessment Handbook for Basic Skills Projects.
Hope Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
An effective needs assessment must be performed efficiently and systematically, and must reflect the specific circumstances of both students assessed and their educational environment. The purpose of this handbook is to furnish educators with guidance on how to perform such a needs assessment. The handbook is designed specifically for school administrators responsible for conducting needs assessments in the basic skills. Instructions, worksheets and samples are provided in an easy-to-follow format. There are five major sections: (1) an overview of the handbook; (2) an introduction to the subject, with program planning and evaluation information; (3) an outline and explanation of the Basic Skills Needs Assessment Project (BSNAP) model; (4) a step-by-step application of the BSNAP model; and (5) specific examples drawn from actual needs assessments. Of the four appendices, Appendix A describes Title II legislation authorizing the basic programs; Appendix B provides definitions of terms needed in the book; Appendix C presents an example for standards; and Appendix D contains names of basic skills projects. A bibliography is also included. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hope Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.