Needs Assessment

Where do I start? 

The first step in determining your approach to assessment is thinking about your students, classroom, and assessment needs. Filling out a needs assessment worksheet can support you in this process.

This worksheet asks you to consider:

  1. Your student and classroom characteristics
  2. The information you hope to gain through testing
  3. The types of decisions you’ll make based on the results
  4. The available resources you have for administering and scoring a test

Use the link below to download a Needs Assessment. After you’ve filled out the Needs Assessment, you can explore selecting, modifying, or developing assessments, and which approach is better suited to different situations.