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State Educational Agency Informal Needs Assessment

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State Coordinators should undertake an annual review of data and activities to ensure that the State Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program is identifying and meeting the needs of homeless children and youth through activities conducted at the State level, as well as through activities to oversee and support local educational agencies (LEAs) in serving homeless children and youth. This informal needs assessment tool provides a series of questions that State Coordinators may use to determine the status of their services for homeless children and youth and to identify where to focus efforts to meet the most critical needs of these students. Focus areas include:
  • Awareness
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Disputes
  • Identification
  • Enrollment
  • School Selection
  • Access to Services
  • Transportation
  • School Success
  • Collaboration within the SEA
  • Collaboration with Title I
  • External Collaboration
  • Subgrants
  • Magnet, Summer, On-line Learning, Career-Technical Education, Advanced Placement, Charter Schools (if applicable)
  • Data Quality/Data Usage
  • Resources, Capacity, and Compliance
Download the State Educational Agency Informal Needs Assessment.


Local Educational Agency Informal Needs Assessment

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Local liaisons should undertake an annual review of data and activities in their local educational agency (LEA) to ensure that the local Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program is identifying and meeting the needs of homeless children and youth. This informal needs assessment tool provides a series of questions that local liaisons may use to determine the status of their services for homeless children and youth and to identify where to focus efforts to meet the most critical needs of these students. Focus areas include:
  • Awareness
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Disputes
  • Identification
  • Enrollment
  • School Selection
  • Access to Services
  • Transportation
  • School Success
  • Collaboration within the LEA
  • Collaboration with Title I
  • Community Collaboration
  • Resources, Capacity, and Compliance
  • Charter Schools (if applicable)
Download the Local Educational Agency Informal Needs Assessment.
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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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