A. Select an instructional unit you have previously taught that includes an evaluation of the students’ prior knowledge and skills. Then conduct a needs analysis as follows:


Note: The data and information used must have been collected prior to beginning this course.


1. Identify one state or national standard from the instructional unit, including the source of the standard, the alphanumeric code, and the written standard.

a. Describe each of the following to unpack the standard from part A1:

• what students should know

• what students should understand

• what students should be able to do after completing the unit of study

2. Describe or submit the instrument you used to evaluate students’ prior knowledge and skills aligned with the standard from part A1.

3. Analyze the data you collected after administering the instrument from part A2 and then use the results of the analysis to do the following:

a. Describe the gap between where students are in their knowledge or skills and where they need to be to meet the standard in part A1.:

b. Describe the content or skills the students need in order to close the gap according to the standard in part A1.


B. Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.


C. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.