Comprehensive Needs Assessment
for Migrant Education Programs
CNA Meeting 2
- Finalize and prioritize Concern Statements
- Develop Need Indicators
Meeting 2 Annotated Agenda
AMProject Manager’s Review Scope of Work (15 minutes)
- General comments on progress
- Review meeting objectives
Activity: “Student Success: What Is and What Should Be” (30 minutes)
- As a group, complete a two-column chart:
- What kind of school success do migrant students currently experience?
- What kind of school success do we want for them?
- What are the major differences between the two lists (the gaps)?
- Use this activity as a prelude to the real-life example that follows
“My Sister’s Driving Habits” (30 minutes)
- Examine handout “Concern Statement Development – My Sister’s Driving Habits”. Make the connection between this real-life example and the information generated in your state’s CNA process.
- (Optional) As a follow-up the committee could take one Concern Statement generated during the process and follow it through the same steps outlined in the handout.
Migrant Student Profile Update(15 minutes)
- Review the Migrant Student Profile and highlight any updated information. Remind committee members that there should be a relationship between the Profile and the Statements of Concern.
Community Input Presentation (45 minutes including discussion)
- The selected representative from each goal team from Meeting 1 should review the results of the community input data collection with particular emphasis on how this data impacts on the state’s Statements of Concern.
Finalizing Concern Statements: Initial Prioritization
- Review Concern Statements, discussing the relationship among them.
- How might one influence another?
- How did the Concern Statements differ from what you might have expected?
- Did any Concern Statements not fit into the Seven Areas of Concern?
- Was the parent and community input incorporated into the statements?
- Is there consensus from the group to add any additional areas of concern, if needed?
- Within each of the Seven Areas of Concern, the group will identify the top Concern Statements.
- Use Nominal Group Technique or some variant to rate statements (voting using colored dots)
PM Introduction to Needs Indicators (30 Minutes)
- Distribute “Introduction to Need Indicators”
- Distribute “From Goal Area to Need Indicator”
- Review both handouts and remind the committee of the flow of the CNA Process from Goal Area through Need Indicator
Selecting Good Need Indicators (30 Minutes)
- Distribute “Need Indicators”, which is three separate activities.
- Begin with Activity 1. Either in breakout groups or as a whole group, choose the best Need Indicator from each example and discuss why the example was chosen. Refer to “Introduction to Need Indicators” to clarify.
Revising Need Indicators (30 Minutes)
- Either in breakout groups or as a whole group, begin Activity 2. Revise one or more of the four Needs Indicators listed. Share revised indicators in large group and discuss.
Writing A Need Indicator (45 Minutes)
- Activity 3 will initiate the process of writing Need Indicators based upon your state’s Statements of Concern. Conduct this activity in your goal area sub-groups. Once the sub-group writes a Need Indicator, feedback should be obtained from the other sub-groups. You may want to provide more than one sheet per person so that this activity could be repeated as necessary. Once the goal sub-group is satisfied with the Need Indicator(s) written, these should be transferred to chart paper for the committee to review.
Meeting 2 Summary and Follow-Up Activities
- Review basic concepts from Meeting 2 and ask for feedback.
- Review goal sub-committee assignment which is to develop Need Indicators for Concern Statements chosen for their goal area.