ERIC Number: ED381695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Needs Assessment Can Help Achieve the Vision of a High School That Works for Career-Bound Students. High Schools That Work Site Development Guide #3: Needs Assessment.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This guide is the third in a series of guidelines designed to be a framework for positive action at the school site and in the classroom through the High Schools That Work program, an effort to raise the achievement of career-bound students. Its purpose is to help high schools determine where they are in relation to the goals and key practices of the program. It begins by discussing the rationale for a needs assessment and cites advantages of compiling data in the early stages of program participation. The main body of the guide is devoted to discussion of the five basic questions on which data are collected and organized during the needs assessment: who the career-bound students are and how they are doing, what they are taught, what is expected of them, how they are taught, and how the school is organized to serve them. Other sections address compiling and using data from the questions, using data sources to do a needs assessment, and progressing from needs assessment to action. A table illustrates how to record the problems, causes, and strategies. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.