ERIC Number: ED486370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Intensive Technical Assistance Assessment Tool. Community Systems Edition
North Carolina Partnership for Children
The Intensive Technical Assistance Assessment Tool was originally developed for use in states and communities participating in Smart Start's National Technical Assistance Center's intensive technical assistance program. It is designed to identify specific areas where technical assistance will be of benefit. Assessment results are used to develop individualized technical assistance plans. Previous studies have shown that the tool is indeed effective in determining technical assistance needs. Moreover, the assessment process in and of itself increased participants' knowledge of systems development; strengthened collaborative relationships; and spurred immediate action. There are no right or wrong answers in the Assessment Tool -- it is intended to help determine what areas might benefit from intensive technical assistance. It is important to bear in mind that not one state or community has accomplished or defined every systems-building component listed in the Assessment Tool. Rather, the assessment is intended to facilitate a discussion about issues that are critical to the successful development of a comprehensive, community-based early childhood system.
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Student Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Systems Development, Leadership, Evaluation Methods, Strategic Planning
Smart Start National Technical Assistance Center, 1100 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27604. Tel: 919-821-9540; e-mail: GSCobb@smartstart-nc.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Piedmont Triad Council of Governments, Greensboro, NC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Partnership for Children, Raleigh.