Assess Needs, Readiness, & Effectiveness

Determining a site’s readiness for change is an important step in implementing SNAP-Ed programs, and this is where you begin your reporting.
  1. From the PEARS homepage, hover the cursor over the Track menu and click on PSE Site Activities:
  2. The PSE list displays. Click on the PSE which requires a completed or updated Needs, Readiness, & Effectiveness section:
  3. The PSE general overview form displays. Click on the Needs, Readiness, & Effectiveness link:
  4. The Needs, Readiness, & Effectiveness section appears. Indicate whether any needs/readiness assessments were conducted at this site during the current fiscal year. If “No” is chosen, this section is now complete:
  5. If “Yes” is selected in step 4, the Needs, Readiness, & Effectiveness list displays. Click Add Assessment:
  6. The Add Readiness Assessments window displays. The first field is labeled as Assessment Type. If the cursor is placed in the field, a drop-down appears. Choose which assessment type was used:
  7. In the next field, labeled Survey Instrument, place the cursor in the field. A drop-down list displays. Select the instrument used for the assessment:
  8. If “Other (please specify)” was selected in step 7, add a name or description of the assessment tool in the next field:
    Name of Survey Tool
  9. Assign an approximate date that the baseline assessment was administered:
  10. Next, there is an option to include a description:
  11. If available, add the score of the assessment:
  12. If there was a follow-up assessment, select the date that it was administered:
  13. Optionally, a description of the follow-up assessment results can be added:
    Follow-up assessment results
  14. A score of the assessment can also be included:
  15. If finished, click Save.

  16. The updated Needs and Readiness Assessments list displays. Additional assessments can also be added to the list by repeating the above steps. To edit an existing item on this list, click the   button. To remove an item, click
  17. Click Save and Continue to move on to the next section, or Save to go back to the overview page for the PSE: