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Melanie Livet – National Implementation Research Network, 2023
The mission of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) is to contribute to the best practices and science of implementation, organizational change, and system reinvention to improve outcomes across the spectrum of human services. As such, it has been involved in advancing implementation practice through numerous initiatives over the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Research, Evaluation, Improvement
Ward, Caryn S.; Franco-Jenkins, Ximena – National Implementation Research Network, 2022
The overall aim of the Effective Implementation Cohort (EIC) investment is to increase district capacity to implement a high-quality middle years math curriculum as part of a Coherent Instructional System (CIS) to accelerate learning for students who are experiencing poverty, Black, Latino/a, and/or English Learner (EL)-Designated ("priority…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, Middle School Students, Middle School Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum
Newell, E.; Bugni, B.; Westra, A.; Ward, C. – National Implementation Research Network, 2021
Practice profiles are a tool used to ensure practices are well-defined so that they can be taught, learned, used, and measured. This brief highlights how the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) engaged systematically and purposefully in the practice profile development process to clearly define Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), a…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Evidence Based Practice, Definitions, Program Development
Metz, Allison; Burke, Katie; Albers, Bianca; Louison, Laura; Bartley, Leah – National Implementation Research Network, 2020
Implementation support practitioners are professionals who support organisations, leaders and staff in their implementation of evidence-informed practices and policies. They identify, contextualise and improve the use of evidenced implementation strategies in a range of settings. They also build implementation capacity among teams, organisations…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Program Implementation, Competence, Higher Education
Metz, Allison; Louison, Laura; Burke, Katie; Albers, Bianca; Ward, Caryn – National Implementation Research Network, 2020
This profile outlines the guiding principles and core competencies needed to build the capacity of practitioners and communities to effectively implement evidence in health and human services. Implementation support practitioners (ISP) are professionals who support organizations, leaders, and staff in their implementation of evidence-informed…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Health Services, Human Services, Capacity Building
Metz, Allison; Louison, Laura; Ward, Caryn; Burke, Katie – National Implementation Research Network, 2020
The purpose of the "Implementation Support Practitioner Profile" is to identify the skills and competencies needed by implementation support practitioners to support effective implementation and scaling of evidence-informed practices, programs and policies to improve outcomes for people and communities. The integration of implementation…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Empathy, Personality Traits, Interdisciplinary Approach
Ward, Caryn; Cusumano, Dale; Metz, Allison; Louison, Laura; Loper, Audrey; Ihlo, Tanya – National Implementation Research Network, 2020
The State Capacity Assessment (SCA) was developed to assess the impact and presence of efforts to build strong foundations needed to adopt, sustain, and scale effective practices so that they lead to positive outcomes. In use, the SCA assesses the extent to which an agency invests in and aligns system components to support use of best practices,…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Leadership Responsibility, Organizational Effectiveness, Facilitators (Individuals)
Cusumano, D.; Preston, A. – National Implementation Research Network, 2019
Practice Profiles provide structure to the process of making a practice teachable, learnable, and assessable. This Coaching Practice Profile synthesizes research on coaching best practices to guide development of learning modules, training supports, and infrastructure for effective and efficient coaching.
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Best Practices, Educational Objectives, Training Objectives
Ward, C.; St. Martin, K.; Horner, R.; Duda, M.; Ingram-West, K.; Tedesco, M.; Putnam, D.; Buenrostro, M.; Chaparro, E. – National Implementation Research Network, 2019
The primary purpose of the District Capacity Assessment (DCA) is to assist school districts to implement effective innovations that benefit students. The "capacity" of a district to facilitate building-level implementation refers to the systems, activities, and resources that are necessary for schools to successfully adopt and sustain…
Descriptors: School Districts, Program Implementation, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
Ryan Jackson, K.; Ward, C. – National Implementation Research Network, 2019
The purpose of the brief is to provide examples from two state education agencies in the United States who took a different path to systemic change through the use of the Active Implementation Frameworks (Fixsen et al. 2013a; Metz & Bartley, 2012). Both states received intensive implementation-informed support from the State Implementation and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Systems Approach, Evidence Based Practice
Metz, A.; Louison, L. – National Implementation Research Network, 2019
The Hexagon Discussion and Analysis Tool helps organizations evaluate new and existing programs and practices. This tool is designed to be used by a team to ensure diverse perspectives are represented in a discussion of the six contextual fit and feasibility factors. Program indicators assess new or existing programs or practices that will be…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Evaluation Methods, Decision Making
Ward, C.; Metz, A.; Louison, L.; Loper, A.; Cusumano, D. – National Implementation Research Network, 2019
The purpose of the "Drivers Best Practices Assessment" ("DBPA") is to assist organizations in assessing their current supports and resources for quality use of selected programs or practices. Specifically, organizations can use it to: (1) Identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in their current supports and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Organizational Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Goodman, S.; Ward, C.; McIntosh, K. – National Implementation Research Network, 2019
State agencies provide for MTSS [multi-tiered systems of support] initiatives with the purpose of producing meaningful outcomes. The impact of MTSS is dependent upon the ability of educators to implement the practices correctly and consistently. A lack of implementation fidelity can result in a practice or program being less effective, less…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Positive Behavior Supports, Program Implementation, Fidelity
St. Martin, K.; Ward, C.; Fixsen, D. L.; Harms, A.; Russell, C. – National Implementation Research Network, 2019
A Regional Education Agency (REA) functions as a partner with local districts and the State Educational Agency (SEA). REAs provide training, guidance and support intended to enable school districts to operate efficiently and improve their student outcomes. The primary purpose of this Regional Capacity Assessment (RCA) is to assist regional…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Regional Planning, Program Implementation, Educational Change
Ward, Caryn; Fixsen, Dean; Cusumano, Dale – National Implementation Research Network, 2017
School districts (local education agencies) in the United States are charged with many responsibilities, by law and by custom. The most important is responsibility for assuring schools and teachers have the support they need to provide consistent, high quality, and effective education to promote student learning for all students every year.…
Descriptors: School Districts, Responsibility, Capacity Building, Board of Education Role
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