Evidence-Based Practices, Year Two

The Year 2 Evidence-Based Practices Community of Practice (EBP CoP) will increase participating states’ capacity to support districts in implementing EBPs through cycles of continuous improvement. The CoP will help states identify and adapt existing continuous improvement frameworks and develop policies and systems to support districts in implementing EBPs.

In the Year 2 EBP CoP, states will build their knowledge in areas, such as:

  • What frameworks are available for engaging in cycles of continuous improvement? What are the strengths and limitations of each framework?
  • How can continuous improvement frameworks be adapted to support EBP implementation in my state context?
  • What are some common challenges faced when implementing EBPs and how can they be avoided?
  • How can states provide districts with technical assistance, training, and coaching for implementing EBPs with fidelity?
  • How can states support districts in establishing or building an evidence base for practices?

After having completed this arc, states will be prepared to (1) support districts in developing processes for preparing to implement needs assessments that lead to identification and use of evidence-based practices in schools that will address the root causes identified through their needs assessment, and (2) engage with districts in cycles of continuous improvement through exploration and application of existing continuous improvement frameworks as they develop policies and systems to support districts in implementing evidence-based practices.