Community Needs Assessment Workbook by Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Migrant Education Comprehensive Needs Assessment by U.S. Department of Education
Community Assessment. Chapter 3, section 7: Conducting Needs Assessment Surveys by University of Kansas (Community Tool Box)
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Examples by University of Kansas (Community Tool Box)
Sample of Community Needs Assessment Report by Office of Justice Programs (Office for Victims of Crime)
The C.R.A.P. test is a way to evaluate a source by asking yourself how the source responds to the following criteria:
How recent is the information?
How recently has the website been updated?
Is it current enough for your topic?
What kind of information is included in the resource?
Is content of the resource primarily opinion? Is is balanced?
Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?
Who is the creator or author?
What are the credentials?
Who is the published or sponsor?
Are they reputable?
What is the publisher's interest (if any) in this information?
Are there advertisements on the website?
Purpose/Point of View
Is this fact or opinion?
Is it biased?
Is the creator/author trying to sell you something?
--from LOEX 2008 wiki