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  • March 15, 2017

    Quality Improvement Approaches: Implementation Science

    By Sarah McKay

    The implementation science approach to improvement in education centers on how to accommodate local school variables and other contextual factors that can impede successful implementation of change ideas, by creating teams that include external facilitators and specialists.

  • March 8, 2017

    Quality Improvement Approaches: Design-Based Implementation Research

    By Sarah McKay

    A broad collaboration of stakeholders, from teachers and administrators to researchers and designers, is a key element of design-based implementation research, a school change approach illustrated by an effort to improve genetics instruction from kindergarten to high school.

  • March 2, 2017

    Quality Improvement: Deliverology

    By Sarah McKay

    When the Kentucky Department of Education wanted a strategy to significantly increase the number of high school students prepared for college and/or careers, it turned to deliverology, a method used by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to make good on his campaign promises.

  • February 23, 2017

    Quality Improvement Approaches: The Networked Improvement Model

    By Sarah McKay

    A special issue of the journal Quality Assurance in Education breaks down seven approaches to improvement in education, beginning with the networked improvement model. Explore key features and principles of this method through a successful example of helping new teachers.