Integrating Improvement and Implementation Sciences to Enhance Educational Outcomes

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Collin McColskey-Leary & Blaine Garman-McClaine

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Regardless of sector, implementation science and improvement science are used to support and improve the implementation and scale-up of evidence-based programs and practices. This brief highlights similarities and differences between implementation science and improvement science, as well as how they can be used together to support programs and practices aiming to improve outcomes for children, students, families, communities, and other stakeholders. Included is a flow chart to assist teams in thinking through how to integrate improvement efforts into Active Implementation.