ERIC Number: ED263149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
District-Wide Comprehensive Needs Assessment Study. Summary of System Totals, Part I, 1984-85.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
System totals from the needs assessment study conducted for planning purposes by the Saginaw, Michigan, Public Schools in the spring of 1985 are summarized. The data are based on 2,100 questionnaire responses from parents, community members, students, administrators, and teachers. Results of the School-Community Survey and the Priority Needs Index (PNI) data are ranked, indicating the nineteen key functions or goals that people feel should be addressed. Data are presented for the elementary, secondary, and system levels. The following school functions emerge as the highest areas of need: personnel; labor relations; staff development; personal development of the student; teacher values and expectations; communications and public relations; auxiliary services and support staff; and school board. Greatest concern centers around ways to change labor relations, personnel, and staff development policies to maintain productive and well-trained school employees. All respondents are concerned with improvement of communication at all levels. (Extensive appendices include ranking data from each group of respondents, as well as responses to the 121 items in the School Community Survey.) (GDC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Community Surveys, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Item Analysis, Needs Assessment, Parent Attitudes, Personnel Management, Program Attitudes, Public Opinion, Questionnaires, School Attitudes, School Districts, School Role, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.