Everyone wants to use programs that have been proven effective. But when programs are used by large numbers of schools, the effects are often inconsistent. A three-year study, CPRE examined how programs are adapted by schools. The authors found that the implementation process has junctures that can be identified, making the process more predictable. That knowledge can be used to make sure that reforms are not weakened as they are adapted by schools.
Citation: Weinbaum, E., & Supovitz, J. (2010, April). Planning ahead: Making program implementation more predictable. Phi Delta Kappan, 91(7), 68-71.