The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has joined with the National Center on State Implementation and Scaling Up of Evidence-based Practices (SISEP) in a collaborative effort to ensure that all children have access to quality education. The goal of the effort is to develop an infrastructure that can be used to scale up high-quality, evidence-based practices across the state. MDE provides technical assistance on key components of implementation as well as critical principles of effective practice using the Common Principles of Effective Practice (CPEP) framework.
Students cannot benefit from educational practices they do not experience. Research clearly shows that in order to obtain the desired impact of effective evidence-based programs and practices, the implementation process must be intentionally and actively managed. The goal is to support districts in embedding implementation concepts as part of their daily work with educational programs and instructional practices. Once the capacity for implementation is established, the infrastructure and concepts can be used to implement a wide range of specific, evidence-based academic and behavioral practices that will positively impact outcomes for all Minnesota students.