ERIC Number: EJ1021341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Reference Count: 18
A Guide for Ensuring Quality Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in Schools
Markle, Robert S.; Lamont, Andrea E.
Communique, v41 n7 p1, 25-28 May 2013
This article discusses some key components of implementing innovations in schools and presents a guide for quality implementation of school programs. While it is more of a broad overview than a detailed toolkit, this information will help introduce more systemic thinking into schools and improve implementation so as to increase the chance of achieving successful outcomes. This article describes the Quality Implementation Tool (QIT)--a tool specifically designed to assist organizations with the planning and implementation process. The QIT involves six components: (1) developing an implementation team; (2) fostering a supportive school climate; (3) developing an implementation plan; (4) professional development; (5) practitioner-developer collaboration; and (6) evaluating implementation. The QIT enables schools to take a closer look at the implementation process to explicitly and methodologically work through the tasks that are needed to implement an innovation with quality.
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Evidence, Best Practices, Quality Assurance, School Community Relationship, Program Development, Professional Development, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, Change Strategies, Guidelines, Educational Innovation, Teamwork, Educational Environment, Cooperative Planning, Bullying, Program Effectiveness
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