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 of the Campus Improvement Plan process. The Needs Assessment will reveal the area of strengths and needs of a campus. Beyond simple compliance, a thorough needs assessment is a useful tool that drives the progress of the campus toward meeting the mission of the school. In this session, 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 need. Explore ways to use this information in developing your charter school’s personalized CNA.