PDC Needs Assessment Survey - Elementary School Spring 2009

Please complete the following to assist your Professional Development Committee (PDC) in planning professional development opportunities for the 2009-2010 school year.

Indicate the level of comfort and understanding you have related to each of the following (1 is low and 5 is high). If you don’t know what a particular term or phrase means, then you would mark a “low” level of understanding for that item. If you check a high level of understanding, that would indicate that you use or have applied the strategy and could teach others how to use it. If an item does not apply to you leave it blank.



  1. Using Marzano’s principles to guide instruction.
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. Using the power standards developed by your team to guide instruction.
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. Using Formative assessments to guide instruction.
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. Analyzing assessment data to guide instruction.
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. Positive Behavior Support Level 2 and 3 interventions
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. Response To Intervention
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. Please list any topics (even if they are listed with the previous questions) you feel are a necessity for you in the next school year.


  1. Please list any topics (even if they are listed with the previous questions) you do not want to hear more about in the next school year.


  1. Please add any other comments that you believe will make the professional development our building provides useful to you.


  1. Please answer the following questions about your preferences related to each of the following. If you strongly dislike this type of professional development mark 5, if you strongly prefer this type of professional development mark 1.

    Book studies led by a professional knowledgeable about the topics presented in the book.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Please answer the following questions about your preferences related to each of the following. If you strongly dislike this type of professional development mark 5, if you strongly prefer this type of professional development mark 1.

    Book studies incorporating videos created by the authors of the book.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Please answer the following questions about your preferences related to each of the following. If you strongly dislike this type of professional development mark 5, if you strongly prefer this type of professional development mark 1.

    In-school presentations by experts or consultants.


      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Please answer the following questions about your preferences related to each of the following. If you strongly dislike this type of professional development mark 5, if you strongly prefer this type of professional development mark 1.

    Out of school conferences by experts or consultants.

      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Please answer the following questions about your preferences related to each of the following. If you strongly dislike this type of professional development mark 5, if you strongly prefer this type of professional development mark 1.

    In-school presentations by colleagues.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Would you be interested in participating in professional development days before the new school year starts (for example in June) rather than receiving the information after the school year has started?
    Yes
    No


  1. Would you be interested in participating in professional development days before the new school year starts (for example in June) rather than receiving the information after the school year has started? Please ADD ANY COMMENTS/IDEAS.