Education Drivers

Installation

Installation is the second phase of implementation. Once an intervention is adopted, the work of creating an infrastructure to support the intervention must begin. This work involves acquiring the necessary material resources for implementation and aligning the organization’s policies and processes with the requirements of the intervention. Failure to do so will likely result in organizational obstacles that minimize the impact of the intervention. Staff responsible for implementation must be identified and provided sufficient training and coaching so that they have the necessary competencies to effectively implement the intervention. Every aspect of the implementing organization must be reviewed to ensure that its practices support implementation. It is often the case that organizations fail to give sufficient attention to the installation phase of implementation. The most common errors are implementers who do not meet the minimum qualifications for implementation, beginning implementation before all responsible staff are hired and trained, and training that is less than recommended to ensure all staff have the necessary competencies.

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

 

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.

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.
Teacher Induction: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
The paper examines one of the most critical components of teach training: an on-the-job, ongoing system of coaching and performance feedback to improve skill acquisition, generalization and maintenance.
Keyworth, R. (2010). Teacher Induction: Where the Rubber Meets the Road [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2010-aba-presentation-randy-keyworth.

 

Student Research

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Transporting an evidence-based school engagement intervention to practice: Outcomes and barriers to implementation.
Check and Connect is an intervention designed to increase student engagement in school. This study was a transportability study that evaluated the impact of Check and Connect when implemented by school personnel rather than researchers.
Pankow, C. (2009). Transporting an evidence-based school engagement intervention to practice: Outcomes and barriers to implementation. Retrieved from student-research-2009-a.
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Data Visualisation: A Handbook for Data Driven Design

This book provides information on the process and skills of data visualization, teaching the concepts and skills of how to present data and inspiring effective visual design.

Kirk, A. (2016). Data visualisation: a handbook for data driven design. Sage.

Envisioning Information

Of Edward Tufte’s books, this is the most design oriented. It provides examples using maps, charts, scientific presentations, diagrams, computer interfaces, statistical graphics and tables, stereo photographs, guidebooks, courtroom exhibits, timetables, use of color, and a pop-up to illustrate his points on the effective use of visual mediums to communicate the meaning of data and impart important messages.

Tufte, E. R. (1990). Envisioning Information (1990). Cheshire, CT: Graphics press.

The Visual Display Of Quantitative Information

This is the first book from Edward Tufte and it lays out his theories and rules that are the basis for the effective display of information and data to maximize communication.

Tufte, E. R. (2001). The visual display of quantitative information. Edition 2 (Vol. 2). Cheshire, CT: Graphics press.

Visual Explanations: Images And Quantities, Evidence And Narrative

This third book by Edward Tufte is a guide on how to more effectively communicate information visually. It offers examples of poorly presented information and the dire consequences that can result from mediocre and inadequately thought out presentations. It provides concrete samples of effective ways to present statistics and tips one can use to avoid many of the pitfalls of powerpoint presentations.

Tufte, E. R., & Weise Moeller, E. (1997). Visual explanations: images and quantities, evidence and narrative (Vol. 36). Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press.

Uneducated Guesses: Using Evidence to Uncover Misguided Education Policies

This book offers concrete examples from educational testing to illustrate the importance of empirically and logically scrutinizing the evidence used to make education policy decisions. Wainer uses statistical evidence to show why some of the most widely held beliefs in education may be wrong.

Wainer, H. (2011). Uneducated guesses: Using evidence to uncover misguided education policies. Princeton University Press.

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.
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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Edward Tufte

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Frameworks Institute
FrameWorks designs, conducts and publishes communications research to prepare nonprofit organizations to expand their constituency base, to build public will, and to further public understanding of specific social issues.
Visualizing Data

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