This resources will provide additional guidance to schools and districts reviewing research related to evidence-based improvement strategies to determine , if there is alignment to the tiers of evidence found within ESSA.
Purpose:This tool guides teams in evaluating and evidenced-based improvement strategies (EBIS)prior to implementation.Description:As a tool to evaluate readiness for implementation, this resource is designed to systematically lead teams in a thorough examination of the EBIS before it’s implemented in a sc During this study, the team answers questions about their current evidence for the “Program Indicators” of Evidence, Supports, and Usability as well as the “ Implementing Site Indicators” of Need, Fit and Capacity.
What are evidence-based improvement strategies? It is important that we ensure that students are impacted by programs, practices and strategies. The presentation defines evidence-based improvement strategy and research types in easy to understand language. In addition, it includes tools and resources to assist district and school teams.
The Hexagon Discussion and Analysis Tool helps organizations evaluate new and existing programs and
practices. This tool is designed to be used by a team to ensure diverse perspectives are represented in a
discussion of the six contextual fit and feasibility factors.
Program indicators assess new or existing programs or practices that will be implemented along the following domains: evidence, supports, and usability. These indicators specify the extent to which the identified program or practice demonstrates evidence, supports for implementation, and usability across a range of contexts.
Implementing site indicators assess the extent to which a new or existing program or practice matches the implementing site along the following domains: population need, fit, and capacity. The assessment specifies suggested conditions and requirements for a strong match to need, fit, and capacity for the identified program or and practice.
The Hexagon Tool can be used at any stage in a program’s implementation to determine its fit with the local context. It is most commonly used during the Exploration stage: the period when a site is identifying possible new programs or practices to implement. If the organization has an
Implementation Team, the Implementation Team can carry out this function for the organization.
How is the selection of an evidence-based improvement strategy related to continuous improvement? It is important that we ensure that students are impacted by programs, practices and strategies. The presentation illustrated how the selection of evidence-based improvement strategy fits within a continuous improvement process in easy to understand language. In addition, it includes tools and resources to assist district and school teams.
This resources is intended for schools and districts to investigate evidence-based improvement strategies to determine the type of research (if it meets the requirements within ESSA), the size of the research, the population and setting, and the results of the research.