Comprehensive Needs Assessment

WISD Vision


Westwood ISD...Where Panthers excel today and lead tomorrow.


WISD Mission


Westwood ISD...We prepare future ready students in a positive and engaging educational environment.

Purpose of Comprehensive Needs Assessment Process

Law
  • State and federal law requires a school to conduct a CNA as a part of the planning and decision-making process.
  • Texas Education Code - TEC11.252(a)(1-2) and 11.253 state that "the (campus) plan must include provisions for a comprehensive needs assessment addressing student performance on the student achievement indicators, and other appropriate measures of performance..Campus-level committees must assess the academic achievement for each student in the school using the student achievement indicator system."
  • ESSA - increases importance of planning and decision-making process to the extent of requiring districts to tie specific CNA needs assessment data, SMART goals, and TEA Strategic Priorities to federal grant applications.
Big picture

At WISD, we believe we are ALL part of the Panther Family.

At WISD, we believe students have a place to belong.

At WISD, we believe parental involvement is welcome and parents are encouraged to have a voice.

At WISD, we believe our staff has an unbelievable desire to be excellent and to improve their craft on a daily basis.

At WISD, we believe in academic success for all students.

At WISD, we believe in developing leaders at all levels.

At WISD, we believe every person is a leader, - they lead from where they are.

At WISD, we believe pride and tradition are foundational to our success.