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ERIC Number: ED544298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Implementation Science and Innovative Transformation of Schools and Communities. A Center Brief
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
Increasing attention to "Implementation Research" and the "Implementation Problem" has given rise to confusion about matters such as the role of "empirically-supported practices," "fidelity of implementation," and "monitoring fidelity of implementation." To clarify the matters, we approach these topics from the broad perspective of efforts to transform schools and their relationship to the surrounding community and with reference to the literature on diffusion of innovations and enabling major systemic changes. Such a perspective points to the need to expand implementation research and practice in ways that focus on the complexities of (a) facilitating essential systemic changes for implementing a comprehensive approach at specific sites, (b) replicating the approach across a school district, and (c) sustaining and evolving what has been implemented. Appended are: (1) Benchmark Checklist for Monitoring and Reviewing Progress in Developing a Comprehensive System to Address Barriers to Learning and Teaching; and (2) Examples of Indicators of Impact.
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools