[needs assessment listserv] Interesting guide for school improvement needs assessments

  • From: Ryan Watkins <rwatkins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: needsassessment@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2019 23:24:39 -0500

https://statesupportnetwork.ed.gov/system/files/needsassessmentguidebook-508_003.pdf


Needs Assessment Guidebook Supporting the Development of District and School 
Needs Assessments

About This Guidebook This guidebook is designed to support state and local 
leaders in the first step in the improvement process, the development and 
facilitation of a needs assessment. The guidebook does the following: • Reviews 
some of the major school-improvement-related needs assessment requirements 
found in ESEA, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) • Introduces 
the elements of a successful needs assessment • Presents a practical approach 
to addressing those elements across the phases of needs assessment 
implementation • Describes supports that states can provide to districts, and 
districts to schools, in the implementation of effective needs assessments • 
Discusses the role of needs assessment within a continuous improvement process 
Links to publicly available tools and resources on this topic can be found in 
the Resources section. In addition, Appendix A includes a two-page Quick 
Reference Guide summarizing the main framework of the guidebook.


Talk everyone soon,

Ryan


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