ERIC Number: ED209331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
District-Wide Comprehensive Needs Assessment Study: Administrator Levels Report, Part I, 1980-81.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
The goal of this study was provision of information for decision-makers to aid their decisions within their realm of responsibility. The six functions perceived by administrators as highest need areas were identified. These included auxiliary services and support staff, teacher values and expectations, adult and continuing educational programs, staff development, personal development of the student, and elementary educational programs. Total priorities were determined on results of a district-wide survey. The cause of an area being considered high priority requires study of respondent group results by questions across a function. Two trends were identifiable. The greatest concern for school administrator respondent groups dealt with improvement of other instructional level groups. Various administrative groups found little problem with their own instructional level. The second trend was that communications about the schools needed to be improved. This was necessary in view of the district's difficult financial position which required discussion of problems facing the schools. A graphic summary of all prioritized need functions and the questions within a function area are presented. (Author/DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.