SISEP produces short educational briefs on topics or issues to use as a communication tool and learning resource within professional learning activities. Check out these various topics here:
- Scaling Up Evidence-Based Practices in Education
- Intensive Technical Assistance
- Readiness for Change
- Exploration Stage
- Leveraging Change in State Education Systems
- Cascading Logic Model of Support
- Four Key Actions for State Education Agency Teams to Support Implementation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
- A Tale of Two States: Alignment and cohesion to close long-standing disparities in student outcomes
- Development of the Michigan Department of Education Multi-Tiered System of Supports Practice Profile
- Integrating Improvement and Implementation Sciences to Enhance Educational Outcomes
- Improved Mathematics Outcomes using Active Implementation: Kentucky’s Effective and Durable Change
- What is Fidelity?
- Engaging Critical Perspectives
Want more than a brief? SISEP also creates white papers to illustrate implementation work through case studies and other data stories. Check out our different white papers here.
Tools can be found within the Resource Library on the AI Hub. You may want to check out our most popular tools:
- Co-creation of Kentucky’s Usable Innovation: A How-To-Guide
- The Hexagon: An Exploration Tool
- Initiative Inventory
- Stages of Implementation Analysis
- Drivers Best Practices Assessment
- Implementation Look Fors:
Have you ever been part of an organization that was about to start using a new practice, or part of a team trying to figure out why the results of using a practice weren’t as expected? It can be hard to know where to start—difficult to figure out where to focus your efforts. A capacity assessment is the tool you need to show you what is working and where to find your opportunities for improvement. For leaders and teams, reliable and valid measures of implementation capacity are essential for 1) planning, 2) supporting, and 3) evaluating the use of effective innovations in complex education systems.
Data gathered from these assessments provide a wealth of information that can be used to support the dynamic bi-directional relationships in the cascade between the state, region, district, building, and classroom. Select an assessment below:
Drivers Best Practices Assessment (DBPA)
District Capacity Assessment (DCA)
Regional Capacity Assessment (RCA)
State Capacity Assessment (SCA)
To learn how to administer and use a capacity assessment, check out our Capacity Assessment Administration Training Course. To gain access to the online NIRN-SISEP data system for ease of data collection and reporting, it is recommended that participants first complete this course.