One Needs Assessment

In January 2020, the Ohio Department of Education unveiled a prototype comprehensive needs assessment tool that will replace the Decision Framework and other needs assessment tools used across the Department. This new “One Needs Assessment” component is designed to get all users accustomed to identifying all their needs in a single location within a standardized timeline. The beta testing version of the One Needs Assessment component is intended to assist in the design and development of a final One Needs Assessment component to be part of the Education Department’s System of Tiered E-Plans and Supports (ED STEPS) system.

Upcoming Trainings

Cohort 1 Open Office Hours

The Office of Federal Programs is offering open office times for questions regarding ED STEPS, including the One Plan, One Needs Assessment and timelines/due dates. Please remember these sessions are open to the public and space is limited.

These sessions will take place on a bi-weekly basis beginning January 19, 2021 from 3:00-3:30pm.  To attend these sessions, please use the corresponding link at the following times:
January 19, 2021 - 3:00-3:30pm
February 2, 2021 - 3:00-3:30pm
February 16, 2021 - 3:00-3:30pm
March 2, 2021 - 3:00-3:30pm
March 16, 2021 - 3:00-3:30pm
March 30, 2021 - 3:00-3:30pm

Resources and Training

NEW reporting feature in the One Needs Assessment

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