A comprehensive needs assessment (CNA) is required for all districts and charters that receive ESSA and State Compensatory Education funds. A CNA is the first step in the District or Campus Improvement Planning process. The needs assessment will reveal the schools’ strengths and priority problem areas. Beyond simple compliance, a thorough needs assessment is a useful tool that drives the progress of the school toward meeting its mission. In this session, you’ll learn the components of an effective needs assessment including the types of data that should be compiled, reviewed, and analyzed to identify areas of strength and problems. Explore ways to use this information in developing your charter school’s personalized CNA.
Charter School Success (CSS) provides Continuing Education units for TEA and TASBO certification in conjunction with their ongoing professional guidelines.