CEI is an independent non-profit organisation focused on science-based innovations. They have partnered with Evidence for Learning, also an independent non-profit organisation with a focus on evidence-based practice in education to make the newly emerging field of implementation science available to school educators in practical and useful forms.
High quality implementation of educational approaches can have a significant impact on improving students’ outcomes. In Australia, there is very little research on the implementation of practices and approaches in real-world classrooms and school settings.
As Robyn Mildon PhD, Executive Director, Centre for Evidence and Implementation said:
A scoping review of academic studies was conducted to gain a better understanding of the role of implementation plays in improving outcomes for students through evidence based approaches in schools.
This report reveals four major indicators of implementation quality; dosage (participation in certain activity), fidelity (ongoing support), quality of implementation (support from principals) and acceptability (teachers’ participation and attitudes to that activity) that influence students’ outcomes and teachers’ attitudes and practices. The report has identified that when implementing an educational approach, providing ongoing support to teachers through coaching, workshops, and supervision has shown to have a substantial impact on student outcomes. The Principal supporting the approach was also found to have a significant impact.
Matthew Deeble, Director of Evidence for Learning said:
‘The application of implementation science in education is emerging as a field of interest in Australia and working with the Centre for Evidence and Implementation, this scoping review will give researchers and educators a better understanding on the role it can play in improving students learning.’
Read the report Implementation in Education: Findings from a Scoping Review.