Home   Full Course Catalog   School Needs Assessment

School Needs Assessment

Continuous improvement in schools starts with planning based on a comprehensive needs assessment.  This course provides background to the process, offers exemplars to view, shares state forms, and gives you the chance to start developing a plan.  The end result is to position you, your staff, and your students for academic success.
  New Course (Be the First to Review) | Be the First Student
Instructor: Tabitha Sekuras
  Added 12/06/2022    English
Group sharing ideas

What's included  

  • 5 Sections
  • 4 Exemplars/Resources
  • 2 Editable Templates
  • Review Opportunities
  • Customized Game Plan
  • Certificate: 1.0 PD Clock Hour

Who's this course for?

Individuals that are directly involved with, or could be, part of the continuous improvement process of a school including:
  • School Leaders
  • Teachers 
  • Improvement Team members
  • District officials

What You'll Learn  

  • Initial planning steps to create a school needs assessment
  • A process and format that can be modified to work for your local context

Course Content


  • A willingness to learn and grow.
  • A computer or phone with access to the internet.
  • No paid software required - everything you need is in the Learning Module.

Course Description

This course provides the basics of creating and using a school needs assessment.  You will receive guidance, tools, and suggestions to implement this process in your local context.

School Needs Assessment

Does this course ONLY apply to school leaders?

  • No.  The course is primarily designed for individuals who are part of a school or district improvement team.  The desire to improve achievement is more important than the role a person holds. 

Is there another, related course I should take?

  • The idea of casting a vison for school improvement is mentioned in this course.  As such, we recommend Vision for Leaders to become your next course..

What is the best way to take this course?

  • The course is designed, like our other courses, to be as mobile friendly as possible.  Please note that you will access several, larger PDF documents which will not be best viewed on a mobile device.
Meet the instructor

Tabitha Sekuras

Tabitha Sekuras is a Lead Academic Specialist at Stride, where she develops and presents training resources for teachers and school leaders. She brings a well-rounded perspective on school growth from experiences as a teacher, administrator, and instructional coach.
Meet the designer

Matthew Hoppe

Matthew Hoppe is an Instructional Designer at Stride. He continually draws upon his experience as a teacher, media producer, and director of arts to support various schools and nonprofits. His passion is to use what he has learned to support others as they pursue living their best lives.

School Needs Assessment

Learn what it takes to take the first steps of planning toward your school's improvement.
   Released 12/06/2022    English    Instructor: Tabitha Sekuras

Related Courses in Leadership