Initial Implementation Phase

Phases of Implementation:  1. Exploration  >  2. Installation  >  3. Initial Implementation  >  4. Full Implementation  >  5. Program Sustainability

Initial Program Implementation serves as your test run of the plans and procedures you established and trained for in the Installation Phase.  At this phase, you will begin pilot lesson delivery in selected sites.  During the pilot delivery, you will monitor lesson delivery, assess fidelity of implementation, collect student outcomes and process outcomes data to gauge performance.  These data are typically not reported at this time.  However, you will use this performance information to assess the quality of lesson delivery, make adjustments to your lesson delivery and training plans, and to inform your team of areas to improve before the start of the next phase, Full Implementation.

This phase can be challenging as lesson facilitators, along with the Implementation Team, will be expected to practice new procedures.  Delivering and monitoring an evidence-based intervention like Too Good with fidelity requires a focus and commitment to replicating the content as closely to the model as possible.  This may lead some to perform in an uncoordinated or hesitant fashion.  For this reason, some newer funding sources,  particularly those concerned with monitoring fidelity of implementation, support this test run phase of implementation to achieve best practices.  Support, ongoing coaching, and problem-solving from the Implementation Team are crucial in this phase.


Initial Program Implementation Outcomes

  • Lesson facilitators have piloted Too Good lesson delivery.
  • The Implementation Team has monitored lesson delivery.
  • The Implementation Team has evaluated lesson delivery for process outcomes and student outcomes.
  • The Implementation Team has evaluated data collection, analysis, and reporting methods.
  • Problems revealed in the pilot phase have been resolved and necessary support added to the implementation process.
  • Training, coaching, and problem-solving efforts have assured increasing levels of fidelity.
  • Implementation procedures and lesson delivery overall have begun to show expected results.

Initial Program Implementation Goals and Activities

Goal 1:  Pilot Lesson Delivery


  • Facilitators provide feedback to the Implementation Team about Too Good lesson delivery including reporting problems they encountered and suggestions they have for improvement.
  • The Implementation Team will monitor lesson delivery to assess fidelity of implementation to the model using the Teacher Implementation Checklist and Classroom Observation Form or other fidelity instruments or measures specified by your funder.

Goal 2: Support and Monitoring of Lesson Facilitators


  • The Implementation Team works to build facilitator confidence and competence through on-going training, coaching, and guidance.
  • The Implementation Team measures fidelity of implementation through regular performance assessments and site observations addressing and problem solving any barriers to fidelity of implementation.

Goal 3: Ongoing training and coaching for the Implementation Team


  • The Implementation Coordinator schedules regular meetings with team members.
  • The Implementation Coordinator builds team confidence and competence through ongoing training and coaching.

Goal 4: Fidelity and Emerging Outcomes Evaluation


  • Use the data collected from fidelity measures to assess incidental or intentional adaptations made during this phase. Include these assessments in future fidelity training and support efforts.
  • Provide continuous feedback to the lesson facilitators related to the fidelity of their delivery to the program model.

Next Phase:  Full Implementation