Prev Sci (2015) 16:1118–1122 DOI 10.1007/s11121-015-0591-6 COMMENTARY Readiness Assessment to Improve Program Implementation: Shifting the Lens to Optimizing Intervention Design 1,2 Brian K. Bumbarger Published online: 23 August 2015 Society for Prevention Research 2015 The focus of this special issue is on identifying factors that in controlled trials? The seven SEL implementation studies predict a school’s likelihood of high implementation of social– presented in this special issue depict a complex picture of emotional learning (SEL) interventions. In this case, these delivering SEL programs in schools and assessing both im- factors are interpreted as readiness to implement.Implemen- plementation and impact. As a result, across these seven stud- ies, and other similar studies, we arrive at a long laundry list of tation readiness is defined by the editors as the capacity to implement an evidence-based intervention (EBI) effectively. variables that may influence implementation quality, fidelity, Though not stated explicitly, readiness in this definition seems and reach (which may in turn potentially impact program ef- to be a characteristic of the implementers (i.e., teachers or fects and sustainment). school). The model proposed by the editors and reflected to So what can be made of the complex readiness model char- varying degrees by
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Published: Aug 23, 2015
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