Creating A Singular Statewide Needs Assessment Part 4: Interpreting Information

Interpreting Data From a Singular Statewide Needs Assessment—It’s the Process That Counts

An effective needs assessment is a process, not a piece of paper. However, following this process can be a difficult expectation to convey and monitor from the SEA level when the final result of the process is a document. In this episode, we learn from Arizona and Georgia how they guided and supported their districts and schools to implement comprehensive needs assessment processes that were driven by collective conversation and thoughtful action.

To listen to the podcast and hear directly from state staff about this work, 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 2017-2018 School Report

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