ERIC Number: ED227556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Needs Assessment Project: FY 82 Verification Study.
Shively, Joe E.; O'Donnell, Phyllis
As part of a continuing assessment of educational needs in a seven-state region, researchers conducted a verification study to check the validity of educational needs first identified in fiscal year (FY) 1980. The seven states comprise Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. This report describes assessment activities over 3 years, presents results of the FY 1982 verification study, and provides lengthy appendices of supporting documents. The authors first review the design and implementation of the FY 1980 educational needs assessment and briefly discuss the FY 1981 revalidation study. They then describe the FY 1982 verification study, carried out through a survey of 90 respondents, or "verifiers," out of 250 teachers contacted in five states (Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia), using an educational needs rating instrument. Analysis of the results using rank correlation indicates some variation but no extreme shifts in needs, according to the authors. The verification data are presented in 22 tables. Four appendices contain copies of verifier recruitment letters, information and instructions for verifiers, the rating instruments for the five states, and a list of verifiers' names and addresses. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Kentucky; Ohio; Tennessee; Virginia