EDU 708 Research Design in Education: Needs Assessment

Library resources for locating needs assessment data and instruments
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Finding Assessment Instruments in ERIC

You can identify tests and measurements in the ERIC database by looking for a keyword and looking for tests or questionares in the Publication Type field. See this example:

  • Use the ERIC (CSA) database.
  • Tests or questionaires in the Publication Type field.
  • Assessment - keyword
  • research - publication type field
  • Use ERIC descriptors like high school*, elementary education, secondary education, primary education, junior high, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, etc. in the descriptor field to focus on the grades levels you are interested.
  • If you want to add another keyword to narrow your results further, you can always add another row.

Finding Data

If you need statistics or data to document an educational problem or need, try the following:

Library Database:

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