ERIC Number: ED250328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Multi-Dimensional Approach for Assessing Implementation Success. R&D Report No. 3157.
Huling, Leslie L.; And Others
The three diagnostic dimensions of the Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) are tools that can evaluate the degree of new program implementation at the classroom level. Implementation success is a function of use/nonuse, appropriate/inappropriate practice, and user concerns about the innovation. These dimensions: Levels of Use (LoU) of the Innovation, Innovation Configurations (IC) and Stages of Concern (SoC) about the Innovation can measure and rank progress for individuals or groups, be combined for a composite ranking, and be used for exploring the relationship between implementation success and change process variables. These procedures were applied to the Principal-Teacher Interaction Study to assess implementation success across nine elementary schools in Colorado, Florida, and California. Study sites varied by principal's approach to facilitation, year of implementation, and innovation being implemented. Throughout the 1980-81 school year, data were collected from bi-weekly phone calls to principals and four on-site visits. Teacher data were collected using the CBAM diagnostic dimensions. Rankings were done during three 3-day meetings by research staff and school district representatives. Results suggest close monitoring feed back and more interventions will improve implementation success. Principal change facilitator style significantly influenced teacher classroom practice. The appendix details the three diagnostic dimensions of the CBAM. (BS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Concerns Based Adoption Model; Evaluation Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).