Comprehensive Needs Assessment
Needs Assessment
10/8/2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Course Description

A comprehensive needs assessment (CNA) is required for all districts and charters that receive NCLB and State Compensatory Education funds.  A CNA is the first step of the Campus Improvement Plan process.  The Needs Assessment will reveal the area of strengths and needs of a campus.  Beyond simple compliance, a thorough needs assessment is a useful tool that drives the progress of the campus toward meeting the mission of the school.  In this session, learn the components of an effective needs assessment including the types of data that should be compiled, reviewed, and analyzed to identify areas of strength and need.   Explore ways to use this information in developing your charter school’s personalized CNA.

Course Credit Information:

All CSBOC Courses will meet the TEA, CPA and TASBO annual training requirements. This course will earn:

  • 90 CSBOC Minutes in Grants Management
  • 90 TEA minutes (1.5 hours) in Accountability (Public Funds)
  • 1.5 CPA credits in Management Advisory


CSBOC Webinar: $90



Benka, Sharon Needs Assessment and Campus Improvement

An experienced educator with Texas public schools, Sharon Benka has worked as a classroom teacher, principal, and special programs director for the Stafford and Texas City school districts.  In her most recent position, Sharon served as an Education Specialist with the Region 4 Education Service Center and works with school districts and charter schools in the areas of NCLB/ESEA, State Compensatory Education, and Accountability.  Currently Sharon works as an independent consultant with Charter School Success and continues to focus on building capacity in school staff for the benefit of the children and families served by the schools.  Her educational background includes degrees from University of Houston and Houston Baptist University.   In her spare time, Sharon enjoys family and often takes to the open road on her trusty road bike.  

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