Evidence-based education to benefit students and society

Dean L. Fixsen, Karen A. Blase, Sandra F. Naoom and Frances Wallace

Presentation at the (2007) Second Annual Joint Meeting of the OESE Comprehensive and Equity Assistance Centers and OSEP TA & D Projects sponsored by The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE).

The presentation demonstrates how to move from the typical share-the-information-and-do-some-training-and-hope-for-the-best approach into a more active and purposeful mode to help assure skillful implementation with benefits to students, not just diffusion of information. The frameworks in the presentation provide a common view and a common language that promotes understanding and discussions about implementation, "the missing link in the science to service chain".