ERIC Number: ED480085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Needs Assessment: An Ongoing Process for School Improvement.
Moore-Thomas, Cheryl; Erford, Bradley T.
The first step to meeting the fundamental aim of any educational institution is to understand clearly what the students need. Needs assessment is a tool educators can use to help meet this goal. Needs assessment data suggest the basis for plans, strategies, and practices that may ultimately lead to school improvement. This chapter reviews issues regarding the frequency of needs assessment and design issues in needs assessment. Concludes that efficient needs assessment requires careful consideration of a schoolwide assessment cycle, stakeholder involvement, assessment design, results, goals and objectives, and implementation and evaluation strategies. (Contains 10 references and 4 figures.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators; see CG 032 608.