State Capacity Assessment (SCA)

The primary purpose of the State Capacity Assessment (SCA) is to assist state agency, regional education agencies, and school districts implement effective innovations that benefit students. The capacity of a state to facilitate implementation refers to the systems, activities, and resources that are necessary to successfully adopt and sustain Effective Innovations.

Implementation Drivers: Responsibility Analysis

In many settings, responsibility for the implementation infrastructure is shared across levels and entities in a system. Therefore, the Responsibility Analysis is essential to ensure that the relevant parties are engaged 1) to better understand the current roles, responsibilities, funding and communication links to effectively support the use of evidence-based innovations and 2) to assess...

The Origins of Social Validity

The term and constructs related to social validity, as an important aspect of research on human behavior, were developed by Montrose M. Wolf. Mont Wolf was a co-developer of Applied Behavior Analysis (Baer, Wolf, & Risley, 1968; Risley, 2001) and a key architect of the Teaching-Family Model (Phillips, Phillips, Fixsen, & Wolf, 1971; Wolf, 1968)...

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