Comprehensive Needs Assessment
State and Federal law require schools to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment (CNA) as part of the planning and decision-making process. Likewise, NCLB-P.L. 107-110, Section 1114(b)(1)(A) requires that a Title I Schoolwide program include a comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school, including the needs of migrant students. The purpose of the CNA is to examine multiple sources of data to identify the priority needs and direction for the school. This critical process is the prework to development of the district/campus improvement plans and decisions regarding the justification for use of NCLB and other funds.