This screencast provides an overview of a needs assessment and analysis project. It includes a brief background to the project, the steps taken to conduct the project, and lessons learned and recommendations from the project.
The client included in this assessment is a team of first grade teachers. The identified need was the gap between 100% of student performing on-grade level in number and operations and 16.6% of students performing below grade-level in number and operations. Throughout the video, the steps in identifying the need is explained, as well as the analysis and data collection methods used.
Based on this needs assessment process, the recommendations include: (1) Take a collaborative approach, (2) organization is critical to the process and (3) test survey questions beforehand.