What is the purpose of a CNA? The school must conduct a comprehensive needs assessment to ensure that a school’s comprehensive plan
best serves the needs of ALL
children in order to meet the
challenging State academic standards. Purpose is to examine multiple sources of data to identify the priority
needs and direction for the school. This critical process is the prework to the development
of the district and campus improvement plans and decisions regarding the justification
for use of funds. The data helps schools monitor and assess the impact of
programs, instruction, and other resources related to student achievement by developing a
school profile. Through the needs assessment, a school must consult
with a broad range of stakeholders, including parents, school staff, and others in the
community, and examine relevant academic achievement data to understand students’ most
pressing needs and their root causes.
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