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Statewide Implementation Guide

The Statewide Implementation Guide is a process for implementing evidence-based practices statewide. The guide is based on results and evidence from the multi-year Pyramid Model implementation initiative in 25 states. The guide includes tools, materials, and examples derived from the Pyramid Model and ECTA's DEC Recommended Practices implementation technical assistance.

The guide was produced in collaboration with the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations.

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Components of the Guide

Suggested citation:

Smith, B.J., Fox, L., Strain, P., Binder, D.P., Bovey, T., Jones, A., McCullough, K., Veguilla, M., Dunlap, G., Blase, K., Trivette, C.M., Shapland, D., and Danaher, J. (2018). Statewide Implementation Guide. Retrieved from

The contents of this guide were developed under cooperative agreements from the U.S. Department of Education, #H326P120002, #H326P17001, and #H326B170003, from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. ECTA Center Project Officer, Julia Martin Eile and NCPMI Project Officer, Jennifer Tschantz.