ERIC Number: ED452224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Needs Assessment: A Collaborative Effort of the Department of Education and Representatives of Various Organizations, Agencies, and the Community at Large.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Accountability and School Instructional Support.
Under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools, a comprehensive needs assessment of Hawaii's public school system was conducted from September 1998 through February 1999. This final report contains the findings of the needs assessment, together with integrative conclusions that report the major findings in a way that will provide the necessary guidance for strategic planning. People inside and outside the school system contributed to this assessment, and a 35-member Design/Review team oversaw the entire needs assessment. Information was gathered on concerns in 12 improvement areas using multiple approaches, such as surveys, interviews, and the review of existing documents, and multiple sources. The 12 improvement areas were: (1) accountability; (2) administration; (3) communication; (4) curriculum and instruction; (5) funding; (6) policies and rule; (7) research and development; (8) school and system environment; (9) staffing; (10) standards (Hawaii Content and Performance Standards); (11) student outcomes; and (12) technology. Analysis of the needs and their relationships across these 12 areas helped ensure that central or core needs were identified. The core needs were centered around the goal of having children reach high and challenging standards. Five appendixes present information about the study methodology, including descriptions of the surveys used. (Contains 28 figures, 3 tables, and 42 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Accountability and School Instructional Support.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii