Using SITE ASSESS for Higher Ed and K-12 Schools: Overview and Updates
- Madeline Sullivan, U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS);
- Janelle W. Hughes, REMS TA Center; and
- Alison Curtis, REMS TA Center.
Duration: 1 hour
|SITE ASSESS Flyer|
|Institution of Higher Education (IHE) Site Assessment Resources|
|K-12 Site Assessment Resources|
|Conducting K-12 Site Assessments With SITE ASSESS Extension Training Flyer|
On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, ED’s OSHS and REMS TA Center hosted a Webinar on the SITE ASSESS mobile application (app), a site assessment tool for IHEs, state agencies, K-12 schools and school districts, and regional education agencies, as well as their community partners. Originally released in 2017, this app was enhanced in 2018 and allows education agencies—both public and nonpublic—to examine the safety, security, accessibility, and emergency preparedness of their buildings and grounds.
Presenters provided an overview of SITE ASSESS, which includes its structure, design, and features, as well as how the TA Center enhanced the app and expanded it to include IHEs. Additionally, presenters provided step-by-step instructions on how site assessment teams may use the app; went over how states, schools and school districts, and IHEs can customize the app for their needs and state/local requirements; and explained the importance and uses of the data that is collected within the app.
This one-hour Webinar included a PowerPoint presentation as well as a Question and Answer session following the presentation and a Twitter Chat.