Needs Assessment Development Modules

Needs assessment processes, which are required across several components of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), can help local stakeholders and system leaders understand how the pieces of a complex educational system interact. Developing a needs assessment process at the state or district level can help ensure that the process is efficient and effective.

This tool provides states and districts with the materials to conduct their own series of meetings to develop a needs assessment process. The tool includes a draft facilitator’s guide, slide presentation, and handouts that may be customized based on the state or district context. To view the modules, click on the titles below: