Needs Assessment Toolkit

The needs assessment cycle consists of 5 steps. Step 1 is gathering evidence, step 2 is analyzing evidence, step 3 is brainstorming contributing factors, step 4 is getting to a root cause and step 5 is determining the next steps for improvement.

Theory of Action:
If we engage in careful examination of quantitative and qualitative data to determine the most significant challenges to students’ success, and we further consider the factors contributing to the challenge and identify root causes, then we can develop action steps to address root causes and implement change that will lead to equitable, improved student outcomes.