Needs Assessment: A Valuable Tool for Educators
Conducting a needs assessment is crucial to evaluating whether lesson/unit goals and objectives have been met, and this article offers guidelines for doing so, along with ways to tailor lesson plans to the needs and abilities of a given classroom using a required curriculum. Topics covered include: Conducting an Instructional Diagnosis and Analysis; Components of a needs Assessment; Data Collection Methods; Designing Survey Questions; Data analysis; Evaluating Data. These principles may be applied in elementary through university settings.
R Patti Herring; Deborah McGill
Assessment & Evaluation