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Comprehensive, Research-Based Needs Assessment: Aligned to the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement

Collaboration is key to successful school improvement. WestEd partners with your school and/or district to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment focused on the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement to quickly and accurately identify and strengthen understanding of systemic root causes. Uniquely tailored to your challenges, our process ensures accelerated school improvement, long-term growth, and lasting positive impact.

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Who Will Benefit

  • District Administrators
  • School Administrators
  • Coaches
  • Directors of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • District School Improvement Leaders

What You Will Learn

WestEd will partner with your school and/or district to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment focused on the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement (PDF):

  • Turnaround Leadership
  • Talent Development
  • Instructional Transformation
  • Culture Shift

You will learn how to accelerate and sustain rapid school improvement, specifically by measuring current practices in your school and/or district using The WestEd Four Domains CALL System. This system, aligned to the Four Domains, uses survey data from multiple school sources to assess overall leadership practices and outcomes.  The comprehensive needs assessment, customized to fit your needs, will help ensure accelerated school improvement; long-term growth; and lasting positive impact.

Service Details

Our Comprehensive Needs Assessment process leads to actionable guidance. We help by:

  • Collecting diagnostic data using The WestEd Four Domains CALL System
  • Conducting quantitative data analysis
  • Gathering and reviewing additional qualitative data
  • Documenting needs and root causes
  • Delivering tailored guidance to inform School Improvement Plans

Comprehensive Needs Assessment: A Six-Step Process

WestEd’s Comprehensive Needs Assessment is led by highly skilled staff and consists of six key steps grounded by the Four Domains:

  1. Kick-off meeting with leadership
  2. CALL Survey administration and analysis
  3. Quantitative data request
  4. Preliminary needs assessment report
  5. Qualitative data gathering
  6. Commencement of school improvement planning

What Makes This Service Unique

Research shows that systems of improvement are enabled when practices identified in the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement are collectively implemented. Informed by this overall approach, our process also ensures tailored recommendations that help your leadership teams initiate school improvement plans with enduring outcomes for all schools, all students.

As home to the national Center on School Turnaround, WestEd provides unparalleled expertise and a research-based foundation for school improvement.

Cost

For pricing information, please contact JoAnn Cox at jcox@wested.org or 850.284.2954.

Learn More

To learn more, please contact JoAnn Cox at jcox@wested.org or 850.284.2954.