Analysis of Student Needs
An analysis of student needs is a detailed examination of student characteristics both individually and within various groups. Teachers use multiple sources of information about their students in order to develop an understanding of students from multiple lenses. Teachers seek to identify meaningful relationships across multiple information sources and develop conclusions about what each student needs based on their analysis of individual and whole group data sources.
Multiple Sources of Data
Using multiple sources of data means accessing a variety of types and kinds of data from more than one place. Some common data sources found within education include state assessments, school-site information, such as student cumulative files, and of course classroom-based sources. These sources provide teachers with both qualitative and quantitative data to help them understand the needs of their students.
Many different kinds of data can be found within the different sources used by teachers, including:
Domains & Competencies
Builds Relationships & Culture | Promotes Diversity Sensitivity | Works in a Community of Practice | Accesses & Builds Systemic Services & Supports
Creates & Manages a Learning Environment | Manages Behavior | Monitors Progress | Communicates Progress
Develops Research-Based Instruction | Aligns Instruction to Goals, Curriculum, & Assessments | Uses Data to Make Decisions | Differentiates to Meet Unique Student Needs | Plans Student Progress Monitoring | Designs Learning Activities, Tasks, and Experiences | Selects, Aligns, & Curates Strategies
Facilitator of Thinking & Learning
Promotes Student use of Technology | Facilitates Self-Directed Learning | Fosters Student Communication & Expression | Advances Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving Skills | Facilitates Student Inquiry & Research | Promotes Connection of Prior Knowledge to New Information | Engages Students in Content
Increases Knowledge & Skill through Professional Learning | Engages in On-going Reflective Practice | Evaluates Effectiveness of Instruction | Sets Growth Goals
Understands & Promotes the Profession | Supports School District Vision, Mission, & Goals | Demonstrates Professional Growth & Development | Communicates Professionally