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Blase, Karen; Fixsen, Dean; Jackson, Kathleen Ryan – State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices Center, 2015
Creating meaningful change in a state's education system from the capitol to the classroom is complex and challenging work. Over the past several decades, considerable research, policy, and funding have focused on the use of evidence-based programs (EBP) in schools. However, these practices only are effective when fully and effectively implemented…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Logical Thinking
Fixsen, Dean; Ward, Caryn; Sims, Barbara – State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices Center, 2014
Initiation of meaningful change in organizations and systems begins with the Exploration Stage of implementation.¬†Exploration Stage processes are designed to assure mutually informed agreement to proceed with use of an innovation; both the Implementation Team and the organization understand what is to be done, how it will be done, and the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Educational Innovation, Success
Fixsen, Dean; Blase, Karen; Ward, Caryn; Sims, Barbara – State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices Center, 2014
Educators are prone to say, "we are unique" meaning that their school, district, region, or state education system is unlike any other.¬†The State Capacity Assessment and District Capacity Assessment baseline data collected by the State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices (SISEP) Center support the assertion of…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Change, Evidence Based Practice, Program Implementation