ERIC Number: ED263141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
District-Wide Comprehensive Needs Assessment Study. Elementary Level, Part II, 1984-85.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
In Saginaw, comprehensive needs assessments are conducted every three or four years for planning purposes. Conducted during March and April of the 1984-85 school year, this study produced two basically different kinds of information: (1) Priority Need Index (PNI) data which indicate the key functions (or goals) people perceive should be addressed; and (2) attitude (or opinion) data regarding current issues affecting education. The findings are published in two parts: Part I deals with the PNI data; and Part II deals with perceptions of current issues. Both Parts I and II are summarized at three different levels by producing an Elementary Level Report, Secondary Level Report, and System Level Report. Information was gathered from parents, community members, students, administrators, and teachers, and two thousand one hundred questionnaire responses were analyzed. This report is the Elementary Level Part II which contains the results on the 21 questions covering current or emerging educational issues. Two appendixes are provided. Appendix A gives a breakdown of returns by respondent group and a study of possible response bias for nonrespondents. Appendix B contains a summary of system totals, including areas of agreement and difference, plus patterns of results for respondent groups. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.