The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has developed a State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). The SSIP focuses on supporting both elementary and middle school teachers around the implementation of evidence-based math practices. Using the Active Implementation Frameworks, the SSIP centers around developing systems of support to close gaps and improve educational results for students with disabilities (SWD).
Through the SSIP, the KDE collaborates with regional cooperatives in a limited number of districts known as Transformation Zones. Using continuous improvement cycles, regions are supporting districts in reaching the goals within their Comprehensive District Improvement Plan (CDIP).
The State Systemic Improvement Plan, focuses on exploring
a framework which provides intentional support at each level of the system to increase effective implementation of evidence-based practices (EBP) and achieve improved student outcomes. This framework, known as the Active Implementation Framework consists of 5 components: Who: Teams, What: Usable Innovation, How/Where: Cycles, When: Stages, How: Drivers.
Part of the Active Implementation Frameworks is having a quality innovation that is usable and measurable known as the “what” you plan to implement. For an innovation to be usable, it must have a clear description in which the key features and purpose of the innovation are easily identifiable.
Below are tools that can be used with the clear description of an innovation to determine whether it is a good fit based on the need and if there are enough resources available to support the effective use of the innovation. Hexagon Tool
: A tool used to evaluate innovations and determine what gaps need to be addressed prior to implementation. Kentucky State Initiative Inventory
: A tool used to review past and current programs to get a clear picture of successful strategies, challenges, requirements, and resource commitments.Kentucky Usable Innovation Process
: A support tool to guide teams through analyzing new or current innovations (programs, practices, initiatives) that can be used to meet the identified needs of students and support improved student outcomes.