Creating A Singular Statewide Needs Assessment Part 1: Rationale

Why Georgia and Arizona Created Singular Statewide Needs Assessment Processes

Creating a singular comprehensive needs assessment process takes substantial up-front effort from state educational agency (SEA) staff. However, creating this kind of comprehensive, cross-cutting process can also help break down silos and reduce duplication of effort at the state level, while building coherence and impact at the local level.

To learn why Georgia and Arizona decided to create comprehensive statewide needs assessment processes, click the play button below to listen to the podcast and hear directly from state staff about this work. The podcast will first feature the experience of Craig Geers and John Wight from the Georgia Department of Education, followed by insights from Devon Isherwood from the Arizona Department of Education.

For a transcript of this podcast, click here.


Arizona’s Early Childhood Quality Improvement Practices rubric

To return to the introduction to this series, click here.