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Evidence-based interventions benefit learners only when they are implemented fully. Yet many educators struggle with successful implementation. This unique book gives practitioners a research-based framework for working with PreK–12 educators to support the effective delivery of academic, behavioral, and social–emotional interventions. Step-by-step procedures are presented for assessing existing implementation efforts and using a menu of support strategies to promote intervention fidelity. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes 28 reproducible worksheets, strategy guides, and fidelity assessment tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

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Advancing Policy and Practice through Research

What is implementation science?

Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the integration of research findings and evidence into the practice and policy of education and research. The goal of implementation science research is to understand professionals’ behavior related to the uptake, adoption, and implementation of evidence-based interventions.

Why is the study of implementation important?

• On average, it takes 17 years for 14% of research to translate to practice1. As a result, people experience a long delay in receiving, or are never offered, interventions that have been proven to be effective.

• To integrate knowledge of implementation during the development and evaluation of interventions so that those found to be effective can be successfully applied in real-world settings.

• Increasing the number of interventions that are implemented in psychology and education can have a profound impact on public health and student achievement.