A needs assessment is a systematic process of collecting focused information to better understand the priorities and challenges of students, their families, and the community.
A collection of non-traditional ways to solicit input from stakeholders, like selfie stations, candy surveys, and collages. These approaches allow for more substantive back-and-forth between you and your stakeholders, and are designed for settings where traditional approaches aren't the right fit.
Fabulous dashboard of potential needs assessment data courses, at a variety of levels.
Needs Assessment Tool developed by the NCCS, in partnership with The Children's Aid Society, Chicago Public Schools Community Schools Initiative, and ActKnowledge. This tool includes a simple checklist to guide you through an inclusive needs assessment process.
Street data embodies an ethos and a change methodology that will transform how we analyze, diagnose, and assess everything from student learning to district improvement to policy--offering us a new way to think about, gather, and make meaning of data.
This checklist offers a conversation prompt to inventory community school components currently in place, following the AFT community schools framework. This tool can help you engage in conversation.
Education can be transformed if we eradicate our fixation on big data like standardized test scores as the supreme measure of equity and learning. Street data reminds us that what is measurable is not the same as what is valuable and that data can be humanizing, liberatory and healing.