ERIC Number: ED238111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Needs Assessment. Revised.
Cognetta, Randall, Ed.; And Others
Needs assessment, a procedure for obtaining and analyzing information for use in decision-making, consists of identifying the concerns of faculty, staff, parents, students, and community, and validating these concerns (which only then become "needs") by means of information derived from surveys and school records. The Worldwide Needs Assessment Model is here adapted for educational institutions, with appended comments for each step of the process. This 16-step model consists of 5 essential operations: (1) determine scope and purpose of assessment; (2) appoint/orient steering committeee; (3) identify concerns; (4) analyze concerns; and (5) determine, report, and prioritize needs. The procedure is illustrated by a fold-out flow chart at the end, along with appendixes comprised of sample implementation forms and a list of the other needs assessment models available. (TE)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Information Seeking, Investigations, Needs Assessment, Participative Decision Making, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Resource Allocation, Surveys
San Mateo County Office of Education, Public Information Office, 333 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA.