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Sample State Plan Needs Assessments


Massachusetts State Needs Assessment: Summary from State Plan – pg. 5-7

Analysis of Need by City and Town

Needs Analysis Spreadsheet

This state plan illustrates how information collected by local programs can be incorporated into the statewide needs assessment.

Source: Adult and Community Learning Services Unit of the Massachusetts Department of Education


Iowa State Needs Assessment - pg. 27-60

Iowa’s state plan includes a comprehensive needs assessment that illustrates how state NALS data can be incorporated into the process in addition to a number of other data sources.

Source:  Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation, Iowa Department of Education


Kentucky State Needs Assessment

In addition to a needs assessment and analysis of specific target populations, Kentucky’s state plan includes a strong focus on the employment and occupational outlook in the state and the implications those findings have on adult education and literacy.

Source:  Department for Adult Education and Literacy, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education


Arkansas State Needs Assessment

This state's unified plan includes a variety of needs assessment sources and includes specific reference to a variety of partnering agencies and legislation including Title I, Carl Perkins, Food Stamp Employment and Training Program, Trade Act Program, Vocational Rehabilitation, Services for the Blind, Veterans, etc.

Source:  Adult Education Section, Arkansas Department of Workforce Education



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