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Needs assessments are conducted annually to determine which supports staff need or want and are aligned with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title II, Part A.  According to U.S. Department of Education (USDE), “interventions are more likely to result in sustained, improved outcomes for students if:

  • Chosen interventions align with identified local needs;

  • The evidence base and the local capacity are considered when selecting a strategy;

  • There is a robust implementation plan;

  • Adequate resources are provided so the implementation is well-supported;

  • Information is gathered regularly to examine the strategy and to reflect on and inform next steps.”


FCSD #14 follows the cyclical framework developed by the USDE:



Examples of the types of data used to identify local needs include: