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Standards for Excellence in Education Research

Support scaling of promising results

Last Modified: March 16, 2020


  • Did the researcher execute the research in settings and with student populations such that it can inform extending the reach of promising interventions?
  • Did the researcher explore factors that can inform the efficacy and sustainability of the intervention at scale?
  • Did the researcher develop materials that could support the replication and/or scaling of an intervention by others, such as manuals, toolkits, or implementation guides?

What We're Reading

Coburn, C. E. (2003). Rethinking scale: Moving beyond numbers to deep and lasting change. Educational Researcher, 32, 3-12.

McDonald, S., Keesler, V. A., Kauffman, N. J., & Schneider, B. (2006). Scaling-up exemplary interventions. Educational Researcher, 35, 15-24.