One Needs Assessment
In January 2020, the Ohio Department of Education unveiled a prototype comprehensive needs assessment tool that replaced the Decision Framework and other needs assessment tools used across the Department. This new One Needs Assessment (ONA) component is designed to get all users accustomed to identifying their needs in a single location within a standardized timeline. The ONA is the first step of completing the Education Department’s System of Tiered E-Plans and Supports (ED STEPS) process.
The ONA pulls data from a variety of Department systems to create a needs analysis for districts, schools, and educational entities using their unique data to create recommended and required questions. The system has useful features such as auto saving and individualized priority needs selections. These priority needs become the structure for goals, strategies, and actions steps in the One Plan (OP).
Resources (Updated January 2022)
Training and Videos
Email questions and comments to EDSTEPS.OneNeedsAssessment@education.ohio.gov
Last Modified: 8/17/2022 12:48:56 PM