Creating A Singular Statewide Needs Assessment Part 3: Data Collection

Data Collection for a Singular Statewide Needs Assessment Processes

Both Arizona and Georgia chose to have the state collect and report data as a part of the comprehensive needs assessment process rather than requiring districts or schools to gather them all on their own. Each state experienced unique successes and challenges as staff worked through this task; in this episode, they share critical lessons learned that may help others who are considering this approach avoid pitfalls and leverage success.

To listen in, click the play button below. 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.


GaDOE Comprehensive Needs Assessment Templates

Arizona Comprehensive Needs Assessment and Integrated Action Plan Tools

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