ERIC Number: ED238919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Needs Assessment Project: FY83 Reverification Study.
Shively, Joe E.
As part of a continuing assessment of educational needs in a seven-state region, researchers conducted a reverification study to check the validity of educational needs first identified in fiscal year (FY) 1980. The seven states are Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The original FY80 Needs Assessment (NA) project and the FY81 revalidation study used a cross-section of groups that were concerned with or involved in the educational process, and the FY82 verification study focused on just one of the groups: teachers. The FY83 reverification study also focused on one of the groups: local superintendents. The names and addresses of 20 superintendents from nonurban areas for each state (except Tennessee) were supplied. These participants received the needs statements in typical rating scale format (identical to FY81 and 82 procedures) and were asked to validate only the need statements generated at the conference in their state of residence. Analysis of the results using rank correlation indicates some variation but no extreme shifts in needs. The appendices contain copies of reverifier recruitment letters, information and instructions for reverifiers, the rating instruments, and a list of reverifier names and addresses. (PN)
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; Pennsylvania; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia