Formative Assessment

A formative assessment will help you gather important and accurate information from customers, utility staff and local leadership.

Click here for a printable version of the manual: Formative Assessment for Program Development: A User’s Guide

Although the manual was developed for health education or health behavior programs, the methods within can be applied to develop an assessment for any water-related issue.

At the end of the guide is a list of additional helpful materials. Use these materials to expand your understanding of community assessments for water-related issues or contact the Tribal Water Center for more specific guidance.