ERIC Number: ED245402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Educational Needs Assessment: A Practical Model for the Overworked Middle School Principal.
Johnson, Daniel P.
This manual describes a systematic process for conducting an educational needs assessment at the building level which includes suggestions for the formation of an advisory group and the use of two Likert Scale surveys. The advisory group is composed of parents, students, and educators; this group carries out the tasks of understanding, planning, implementing, and reporting in relation to needs. A suggested timetable is presented for the needs assessment process; the steps include choosing a sample population for the surveys, drafting a letter requesting survey group participation in the study, developing and revising the Likert surveys based on models in the manual, sending letters and surveys home with students, collecting data for computer analysis, assessing the most significant needs, and reporting results to survey groups and other interested parties. Besides models for the two Likert Scale Surveys, the manual includes a letter introducing the needs assessment to the survey group, a Discrepancy Analysis Survey, a Known Fact Survey, and a diagram representing the needs assessment model. (FWR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Middle Schools Association (Kansas City, MO, October 1982).