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Comprehensive needs assessment

Purpose

A comprehensive needs assessment is a process that is used to identify needs and performance challenges in a school or district, determine their root causes, and set priorities for future action.

Schools and districts should use the comprehensive needs assessment to inform improvement planning and budgeting.

ESEA Comprehensive Needs Assessment Requirements

Many Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Programs, as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (Title IA, Title IC, Title ID, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and Title V) require local education agencies (LEAs) to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment in order to identify needs that will be addressed with ESEA funds. In order to justify the use of ESEA funds, there must be a demonstrated need identified in the comprehensive needs assessment. The comprehensive needs assessment should identify performance challenges that encompass, or make connections to, the purposes of the various ESEA programs.

Comprehensive Needs Assessment

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  • Updated yearly by the administrative teams and their school leadership teams (K-5)
  • Reviews data pertaining to -
    • Staff and student demographics
    • Behavior
    • Attendance
    • Academics (math and literacy)
  • Summary of Data
    • Academic

Grade

% Above/On Watch

% Intervention/Urgent

Total Participants

2

68%

32%

139

3

74%

26%

142

4

66%

34%

188

5

67%

33%

156

6

62%

38%

162

7

56%

44%

169

8

62%

38%

182

9

57%

43%

169

10

63%

37%

141

11

71%

29%

126

Other areas to note -

    • Attendance
    • Behavior

Summary of Title Grants and Goals 21/22

Title I: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

$772,223

Title IIA: Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers and Principals

$155,366

Title IVA: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program

$74,993

Title V: Rural Education Initiative

$22,249

Explanation of Spending: $1,024,832

Our federal grants are used to pay for our math and literacy teachers at the K-5 level. 

  • W.G. Mallett
    • Literacy: 3.2  positions
    • Math: 1
  • Cape Cod Hill School
    • Literacy: 1
    • Math: 1.5
  • Cascade Brook School
    • Literacy 1
    • Math: 1.5
  • G.D. Cushing School
    • Literacy: 1 (open position)
    • Math: 1
  • Academy Hill School
    • Literacy: 1
    • Math: 1

We also use the funding for professional development, Homeless/Foster Care Liaison supplies, and family engagement activities and supplies. 

20/21 District Goals

  • Goal 1: 50% of students assessed using Star 360 will be at or above district benchmarks in Reading. 
    • Outcome: 50.2%
  • Goal 2: 60% of students assessed using Star 360 will achieve proficiency at or above district benchmarks in math. 
    • Outcome: 54.1%
  • Goal 3: 100% of our schools will score 90% or better using an outside evaluator for our PBIS implementation. 
    • Outcome: N/A 

21/22 District Goals

  • Goal 1: 55% of students assessed using Star 360 will be at or above district benchmarks in Reading. 
  • Goal 2: 60% of students assessed using Star 360 will achieve proficiency at or above district benchmarks in math. 
  • Goal 3: Local Assessment - TBD