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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
Fixsen, Dean; Blase, Karen; Horner, Rob; Sims, Barbara; Sugai, George – State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices Center, 2013
Students cannot benefit from education practices they do not experience. While this seems obvious (and it is), education systems have yet to develop the capacity to help all teachers learn to make good use of evidence-based practices that enhance the quality of education for all students. The purpose of this Brief is to provide a framework that…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Innovation, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Implementation
Fixsen, Dean; Blase, Karen; Horner, Rob; Sims, Barbara; Sugai, George – State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices Center, 2013
The purpose of this Brief is to define the variables a state or district leadership team may wish to consider as they determine if they are "ready" to invest in the scaling-up of an innovation in education. As defined here, "scaling up" means that at least 60% of the students who could benefit from an innovation have access to…
Descriptors: Scaling, Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Readiness