The Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Early Learning and its partner – the National Implementation Research Network – were recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching at a Spotlight Symposium Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C.
The Spotlight Symposium recognizes organizations that are applying continuous improvement to close persistent achievement gaps. The honor stems from the work of Kentucky’s State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP), which focuses on supporting both elementary and middle school teachers around the implementation of evidence-based mathematics practices to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities.
The SSIP focuses on exploring a framework that provides intentional support at each level of the system (state, region, district, school) in a learning laboratory to increase the effective implementation of evidence-based practices and achieve improved student outcomes in mathematics. Effective processes are replicated in additional regions, districts and schools.
While mathematics is the subject used to learn more about effectively implementing evidence-based practices, the Implementation Science framework in the SSIP can be applied and the processes replicated to effectively implement any innovation in any subject area.
For more information, visit the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching website.