ERIC Number: ED214271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan-10
Reference Count: 0
Testing Potential Cost Saving and Controversial Actions: Community, Staff and Student Support.
Scarr, L. E.; And Others
In 1980, the Lake Washington School District in Kirkland (Washington) undertook a needs assessment of district activities and policies. One component of this assessment was a survey of community, staff, and student opinion concerning cost-saving or controversial actions or programs being considered for implementation in the future. Questionnaires were returned by 1,753 community members, 771 staff, and 734 students. Results indicated that four programs would be strongly supported by all populations surveyed: an extensive health education program, remedial classes at all schools, classes for gifted students at all levels, and an extensive sex education program. This report presents the district summary evaluation of each item under consideration by each population surveyed. A lengthy appendix contains a chart of the district needs assessment plan, the administrators' manual for conducting the needs assessment study, three components of the needs assessment questionnaire, an outline of the administrators' needs assessment kit, an agenda for the community needs assessment sessions held at each school site, and summary responses, by population, for each educational level and for each school. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lake Washington School District 414, Kirkland, WA.
Note: Appendix A (one page) will not reproduce due to illegibility of original document. For a related document, see EA 014 522.