Needs Assessment Results : Professional Development Essay

804 Words Oct 25th, 2014 4 Pages
Needs Assessment Results
Professional Development Needed Tally Total
Content Knowledge and Skills 8, 10, 5, 10, 10, 8.6
Classroom Management 4, 1, 1, 10, 5 4.2
Relations with Parents 3, 8, 5, 10, 5 6.2
Student Motivation 3, 8, 3, 10, 9 6.6
Student Engagement 5, 10, 3, 10, 4 6.4
Needs of Diverse Learners 3, 10, 5, 5, 6 5.8
Student Assessments 7, 8, 5, 10, 6 7.2
Organizational Skills 6, 9, 10, 5, 10 8
Communication with Colleagues 10, 10, 10, 5, 7 8.4
Other: None

I surveyed 5 new teachers on my campus on what professional development that they feel that they would benefit from the most as a new teacher. The teachers being surveyed were a small sample size, because of the parent/teacher conferences being held this week on my campus, there was a time constraint to get to everyone. I interviewed four new math teachers that I work with closely in the math department, and an English teacher that I coach baseball with. The data results’ of the survey is displayed in the graph above, and the results are different than I previously assumed they would be. All five of these teachers are attending or previously attended the new teacher induction program that our district provides to all first and second year teachers. According to the results of the survey, there are two professional development topics that the new teachers feel that they need to help them transition into an effective teacher, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners. The first…

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