State Implementation and Scale-up of the Pyramid Model
NCPMI builds capacity within states to implement and scale-up the Pyramid Model with fidelity. This state capacity building approach has been used in over 20 states for adoption of the Pyramid Model and 4 states for adoption of the DEC Recommended Practices. Our state implementation and scale-up approach is guided by the State Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) and incorporates what we know about stages, steps and key elements of implementation science, including exploration, installation, implementation and scale-up at both the state and program levels.
Our approach also includes 4 critical structures:
- a cross-sector state leadership team;
- a professional development network of Program Coaches;
- high fidelity demonstration sites; and
- data decision-making.
Statewide Implementation Guide
The Statewide Implementation Guide is an important resource for the use of this approach. The guide is based on results and evidence from the multi-year Pyramid Model implementation initiative in 25 states. It includes tools, materials, and examples derived from the Pyramid Model and ECTA's DEC Recommended Practices implementation technical assistance (Smith et al., 2017).
This guide is a collaboration between NCPMI and the ECTA Center.
Technical Assistance in state capacity building includes:
Web-based information including use of the Statewide Implementation Guide web space to introduce leaders to the state capacity building approach; and, examples of activities, tools, procedures and policies from states and programs.
Distance technical assistance to groups of states with similar goals related to implementing and scaling the Pyramid Model over a one or two year period including conference calls, webinars, and individual assistance on action plans. Topics may include exploring the Pyramid Model for statewide adoption, Scaling-up current efforts to implement the Pyramid Model, or applying the Pyramid Model to Part C or new issues such as suspension and expulsion.
Intensive technical assistance to states that includes on-site training and TA over a two year period.