ERIC Number: ED216015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-12
Needs Assessment Project. FY 81 Revalidation Study.
Shively, Joe E.
Initiated in 1981 to provide an update and to reaffirm the status of educational needs of a seven-state region, a revalidation study by Appalachia Educational Laboratory was conducted. Results indicated some variations from the needs expressed at state conferences in 1980, but the revalidation showed that the importance of educational needs had not shifted extremely. The needs assessment design was implemented through state conferences to identify educational needs (1980); by determining the validity of educational needs; by developing state research and development agendas and by a long-term program agenda to refine procedures within the project cycle. Discussion includes the revalidation rationale, methodology, and use of statistical analyses. Tables of statistical results are given on a state-by-state basis. Appendices include the study participant categories, information materials used and revalidation instruments used in each state. The states in the region are Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.