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NEEDS Assessment

The NEEDS Assessment is a nationally recognized process used by the military, large corporations, and government entities to improve current conditions and correct deficiencies in groups or individuals who may be lacking in certain areas.

What does it mean?

For the purposes of the RRP Course, the Assessment Test consists of 130 questions examining your lifestyle choices and personal habits. Your responses tell a story.

The test looks for patterns of answers to all 130 questions when making an evaluation, rather than looking at individual answers. The results produce a number that evaluators use as a starting point to assess a student's needs.

Many students are skeptical about the accuracy of the results, however, this particular NEEDS Test has been administered for over 22 years to more than 2,000,000 test-takers. When compared to the recommendations of professional counselors and assessors, the NEEDS Assessment Test returns the same recommendations 96% of the time.

The results of the NEEDS Test and an evaluation from a professional counselor may both recommend treatment for the same person, but the level of treatment recommended by the test and the counselor may vary.

For this reason, whenever an Assessment Test is used to make decisions about an offender, a clinical evaluation with a trained professional will be necessary. To learn more about the accuracy and efficiency of the test, check out the NEEDS Assessment Reference Guide(PDF).

Your NEEDS Score

At some point during this class, each student will receive a summary and explanation of his or her NEEDS Assessment results. The score ranges from 0 to 21+. According to the company who produces the NEEDS Test, the average Assessment score is 16. The lowest we've seen at ABS DUI School is 0 and the highest is 62.

For detailed demographic statistics on test takers from around the country, including income, education, relationship status, age, race, etc, take a look at the NEEDS DATA Report(PDF).

The cost for taking the Assessment is $100.00.

Transferring or Releasing Assessment Results

If you are ever required to have a clinical evaluation, then you will need those results transferred from ABS DUI School to the evaluator. If, for whatever reason, a probation officer, court official, or an alcohol treatment program wishes to have a copy, then you will need to authorize release of the test results.

If you need your Assessment results sent somewhere, complete the Authorization For Assessment Release(PDF) and return it to our office. The form can be emailed, delivered personally or via the US Postal Service to:
ABS DUI School
2762 Joe Jerkins Blvd
Austell, GA 30106

The fee for transferring or releasing Assessment results is $25.

Available Classes

We typically hold 3-day classes beginning on Friday evening and ending on Sunday evening.

Classes are broken into five 4-hour sessions. Weekend classes hold one session on Friday, two sessions on Saturday, and two on Sunday.

Choose a date, then send us an email from the form below letting us know which class you would like to take.

If the class you want begins to fill up before you secure your seat, we will call you to make sure you have the opportunity to get in for that date.

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