Resources to Support EBP Step 3: Plan for Implementation

The following tools and resources may be useful as states and districts plan for implementation, including considerations related to assessing readiness and action planning. 

Resources for States

The POMT Application (link is external)

This program monitoring tool developed by the REL-Pacific can support educators in developing a monitoring plan and tracking outcomes over time.

State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices (SISEP) Center (link is external)

This Center funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs provides tools, training modules, and resources on implementation planning and monitoring through its active implementation hub (link is external) and its main website, such as a rubric to assess implementation stages (link is external) and many other related topics.

District Readiness to Support School Turnaround (link is external)

This guide developed by the Center for School Turnaround at WestEd provides states and districts with guidance on how to assess the district’s readiness to support school turnaround initiatives. It includes indicators of readiness, questions to consider in assessing a district’s readiness, and implications for SEA and district collaboration, and sample interview questions.

Scaling Up Evidence-Based Practices: Strategies from Investing in Innovation (i3)

This paper from ED describes “scale-up” strategies for evidence-based interventions from ED’s “Investing in Innovation (i3)” grant program, based on lessons learned from nine i3 grant award recipients.

Logic models: A tool for effective program planning, collaboration, and monitoring

This guide, developed by REL-Pacific, provides guidance on how to effectively use logic models to plan and monitor programs. It is part of a larger four-part series on program planning and monitoring from REL Pacific.

State Examples

School Turnaround Principles for Focus Schools—Rubric (link is external)

This Mississippi Department of Education rubric is used to assess four levels of “school turnaround behaviors” in focus schools across five dimensions: progress monitoring, curriculum and instruction, professional development, family and community engagement, and school context and organization. A similar rubric is available for priority schools. The rubric could be used for implementation planning or monitoring.

Planning Templates (Achievement Gaps (link is external) and Graduation Rates (link is external))

The South Carolina Department of Education (link is external) provides these templates to help schools with achievement gaps and low graduation rates use the results of root cause assessments to plan appropriate, evidence-based actions. Each template includes a one-page rubric to guide planning including questions about timeline, funding, and other elements of planning for successful implementation.