Education Drivers

Full Implementation

Full implementation is the final stage in implementing an intervention. At this point, the intervention is implemented at scale across the whole school or district. The important actions are to monitor the quality of implementation and the various processes that have been established to support implementation. One of the major challenges is to make sure that the second and subsequent generations of people responsible for implementation receive the necessary training and support to continue the intervention without degradation in quality. It is common for interventions to be rolled out with great fanfare and careful attention to all aspects of implementation. As champions for the intervention leave or move to other areas of responsibility, it is important to have a plan in place to ensure the sustainability of the intervention. There is evidence that most initiatives in education have short lifespans (about half are abandoned within 2 years and most within 4 years). To have meaningful impact, interventions must be in place over generations of implementers.

Publications

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Performance Architecture: Improving the Performance of Organizations

This paper introduces performance architecture as a framework that allows someone to assess all features of an organization so that the parts of the system can be aligned to support an innovation. 

Addison, R. (2012). Performance Architecture: Improving the Performance of Organizations Retrieved from ../../uploads/docs/2012%20Wing%20Summit%20RA.pdf.

Changing Hearts, Minds, and Behavior: Can Implementation Science Offer Any Clues?

This paper examines school cultural issues in the context of implementation research.

Blasé, K. (2014). Changing Hearts, Minds, and Behavior: Can Implementation Science Offer Any Clues? Retrieved from ../../uploads/docs/KBlase2014.pdf.

Taking Response to Intervention to Scale: Developing and Implementing a Quality Response-to-Intervention Process

This paper presents RtI as a continuous evaluation cycle: problem identification, problem analysis, goal setting, plans implementation and plan evaluation.

Daly, III, E. J., Kupzyk, S., Bossard, M., Street, J., & Dymacel, R. (2008). Taking Response to Intervention to Scale: Developing and Implementing a Quality Response-to-Intervention Process. Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools, 9(2), 102-127.

Innovation, Implementation Science, and Data-Based Decision Making: Components of Successful Reform

Schools are often expected to implement innovative instructional programs.  Most often these initiatives fail because what we know from implementation science is not considered as part of implementing the initiative.  This chapter reviews the contributions implementation science can make for improving outcomes for students.

Detrich, R. Innovation, Implementation Science, and Data-Based Decision Making: Components of Successful Reform. Handbook on Innovations in Learning, 31.

A Decade of Evidence-Based Education: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go?

The promise of evidence-based education was improved outcomes for all students.  In the intervening 10 years, it has become clear that without careful attention to implementation the promise of evidence-based education will not be realized.

Detrich, R., & Lewis, T. (2013). A Decade of Evidence-Based Education: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 15(4).

Sustainability of evidence-based programs in education

This paper discusses common elements of successfully sustaining effective practices across a variety of disciplines.

Fixsen, D. L., Blase, K. A., Duda, M., Naoom, S. F., & Van Dyke, M. (2010). Sustainability of evidence-based programs in education. Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools, 11(1), 30-46.

Conceptual and empirical issues related to developing a response-to-intervention framework

This paper examines five dimensions when implementing RtI: the tier model, identification of “at risk students”, preventative treatment, progress monitoring, and strategies for nonresponders.

Hintze, J. M. (2008). Conceptual and empirical issues related to developing a response-to-intervention framework. Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools. Retrieved from http://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=17426155176752854167&hl=en&inst=569367360547434339&oi=scholarr

 

Data Mining

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How long do reform initiatives last in public schools?
This analysis examined sustainability of education reforms in education.
Detrich, R. (2015). How long do reform initiatives last in public schools? Retrieved from how-long-do-reform.

 

Presentations

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Changing Hearts, Minds, and Behavior: Can Implementation Science Offer Any Clues?

This paper examines school cultural issues in the context of implementation research.

Blasé, K. (2014). Changing Hearts, Minds, and Behavior: Can Implementation Science Offer Any Clues? [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from ../../uploads/docs/KBlase2014.pdf.

Developing and Implementing a Quality RtI Process

This paper presents RtI as a continuous evaluation cycle: problem identification, problem analysis, goal setting, plans implementation and plan evaluation.

Daly, E, III. (2007). Developing and Implementing a Quality RtI Process [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2007-wing-presentation-john-hintze.

Sustainability: The first thing. The only thing.

This paper discusses common elements of successfully sustaining effective practices across a variety of disciplines.

Fixsen, D. (2008). Sustainability: The first thing. The only thing. [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2008-wing-presentation-dean-fixsen.

Evaluating Student Response to Instruction Using a 3 Tier RtI Progress Monitoring System

This paper examines five dimensions when implementing RtI: the tier model, identification of “at risk students”, preventative treatment, progress monitoring, and strategies for nonresponders.

Hintze, J. (2007). Evaluating Student Response to Instruction Using a 3 Tier RtI Progress Monitoring System [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2007-wing-presentation-john-hintze.

Sustainable Programs: In Search of the Elusive

This paper examines the policy, culture, and system obstacles to progam sustainability, and identifies strategies to overcome these obstacles.

Keyworth, R. (2008). Sustainable Programs: In Search of the Elusive [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2008-campbell-presentation-randy-keyworth.

What We Know About Sustaining Programs?

This paper examines the latest research on which practice elements are essential for interventions to survive and thrive over time.

Keyworth, R. (2008). What We Know About Sustaining Programs? [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2008-calaba-presentation-randy-keyworth.

A Systematic Approach to Data-based Decision Making in Education: Building School Cultures

This paper examines the critical pracitce elements of data-based decision making and strategies for building school cultures to support the process.

Keyworth, R. (2009). A Systematic Approach to Data-based Decision Making in Education: Building School Cultures [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2009-campbell-presentation-randy-keyworth.

Building a Data-based Decision Making Culture through Performance Management

This paper examines the issues, challenges, and opportunities of creating a school culture that uses data systematically in all of its decision making.

Keyworth, R. (2009). Building a Data-based Decision Making Culture through Performance Management [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2008-aba-presentation-randy-keyworth.

A Systematic Approach to Data-based Decision Making in Education

Systematic data-based decision making is critical to insure that educators are able to identify, implement, and trouble shoot evidence-based interventions customized to individual students and needs.

Keyworth, R. (2010). A Systematic Approach to Data-based Decision Making in Education [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2010-hice-presentation-randy-keyworth.

Performance Feedback: Use It or Lose It

This paper examines the importance of performance feedback systems at all levels of school, staff and student outcomes to achieve desired results over time.

Keyworth, R. (2011). Performance Feedback: Use It or Lose It [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2011-aba-presentation-randy-keyworth.

Research to Practice: An analysis of the Interaction between the Research Community and Special Education
The research to practice gap has long been a concern in education. This paper identifies some of the reasons the gap exists and some possible solutions.
Detrich, R. (2006). Research to Practice: An analysis of the Interaction between the Research Community and Special Education [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2006-campbell-presentation-jack-states.
Some Emerging Characteristics of Sustainable Practices
Research has identified characteristics that increase the sustainability of programs and practices. This paper reviews those characteristics.
Detrich, R. (2007). Some Emerging Characteristics of Sustainable Practices [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2007-aba-sustainability-presentation-ronnie-detrich.
Building Sustainable Programs: From Myth to Reality
This paper makes the case that if programs are to sustain then it will be necessary to carefully plan for it from the inception of the program.
Detrich, R. (2008). Building Sustainable Programs: From Myth to Reality [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2008-louisiana-presentation-ronnie-detrich.
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Increasing teacher treatment integrity through performance feedback provided by school personnel

If educational programs are to be effective they must be implemented with sufficient integrity to assure benefits. To have a significant impact on schools, solutions must be scalable. This study evaluated the effects of using existing school personnel to provide performance feedback to teachers regarding the quality of implementation.

Sanetti, L. M. H., Fallon, L. M., & Collier-Meek, M. A. (2013). Increasing teacher treatment integrity through performance feedback provided by school personnel. Psychology in the Schools, 50(2), 134-150.

From Data to Wisdom: Quality Improvement Strategies Supporting Large-scale Implementation of Evidence-Based Services
The goal of this article is to illustrate various strategies that the Hawaii Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division adopted to increase the use of empirical evidence to improve the quality services and outcomes for youth.
Daleiden, E. L., & Chorpita, B. F. (2005). From data to wisdom: Quality improvement strategies supporting large-scale implementation of evidence-based services. Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America, 14(2), 329-349.
Treatment integrity: Fundamental to education reform
At the heart of any educational reform effort is how well the practices of that effort are implemented in classrooms. In this paper, the author reviews what is known about effective implementation and proposes a data-based approach to scaling up quality of implementation in educational settings.
Detrich, R. (2014). Treatment integrity: Fundamental to education reform. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 13(2), 258-271.
What Does It Take to Scale Up and Sustain Evidence-Based Practices?
This paper discusses scaling-up of evidence-based practices. The process is defined in which researchers or educators initially implement interventions on a small scale, validate them, and then implement them more widely in real-world conditions.
Klingner, J. K., Boardman, A. G., & Mcmaster, K. L. (2013). What Does It Take to Scale Up and Sustain Evidence-Based Practices?. Exceptional Children, 79(2), 195-211.
Planning for the sustainability of community-based health programs: conceptual frameworks and future directions for research, practice and policy
This study provides an evidence-based look at the issue of sustainability.
Shediac-Rizkallah, M. C., & Bone, L. R. (1998). Planning for the sustainability of community-based health programs: conceptual frameworks and future directions for research, practice and policy. Health education research, 13(1), 87-108.

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