OSEP SISEP Evaluation Report: 2013-2015

Dean Fixsen, Caryn Ward, Karen Blase, Barbara Sims, Kathleen Ryan Jackson, Jonathan Green
May, 2016

The OSEP investment in developing implementation capacity in state education systems is impactful for several reasons.

  1. The approach to doing the work of initiating and managing systemic change processes is becoming clearer;
  2. The methods and materials needed to support teaching and learning the Active Implementation Frameworks are being developed and used by SISEP staff and new implementation teams in states;
  3. Measures of capacity for change and effective support of effective education have been developed and are in use to assess progress and inform action planning; and
  4. The products of intensive work in states are increasingly used by others in state education systems, TA Centers, and associated organizations.  

In just a few years, OSEP and SISEP have developed collaborations with states, TA Centers, and affiliated education organizations to accomplish the original purposes of SISEP.  The next task (that is underway) is to demonstrate the impact on teachers and student outcomes by 2017.

Given the success of OSEP and SISEP, future resources can be directed more precisely to purposeful development of implementation capacity in more states and more funded TA Centers.  The OSEP State Systemic Improvement Plan provides the guidance states need to initiate change.  The SISEP approach to capacity development and systemic change provides evidence-based methods that are teachable, learnable, doable, and assessable in state education systems.  Together, OSEP and SISEP provide a pathway to improve education practices and outcomes and have those changes sustain and continue to improve for generations to come.


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