ERIC Number: ED224224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
TADS Needs Assessment Procedures Manual, Summer 1980.
Black, Talbot; And Others
The TADS (Technical Assistance Development System) Needs Assessment Manual is designed to guide the comprehensive review of Handicapped Children's Early Education Program (HCEEP) demonstration projects in identifying technical assistance needs. An introduction reviews the TADS technical assistance model which includes program planning, needs assessment, technical assistance agreements, delivery of services, and evaluation. Section 1 reports on recommended procedures for preparing for needs assessment (including the designation of a needs assessment facilitator and review of the project's organizational structure and decision making process). Section 2 considers procedures for conducting a comprehensive program review of the project's status as it relates to current accomplishments, projected accomplishments, and tasks to be completed during the year. A third section describes procedures for selecting the needs or areas in which technical assistance is desired, refining the selected needs into technical assistance need statements, arranging the technical assistance needs in priority order from most to last important, and developing a plan to address each technical assistance need. A final section briefly offers suggestions for preparing the summary report, summarizing the process, and returning the appropriate materials to TADS. Attachments make up the remainder of the document and include procedures for handling needs assessment information, an HCEEP demonstration project profile needs assessment instrument, an HCEEP model development guide, and example of a rated profile page, an HCEEP demonstration project profile summary page, an example of a memorandum of agreement, an example of a technical assistance agreement work sheet, an example of a technical assistance activities sequence, and a summary report form. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Technical Assistance Development System.