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Support scaling of promising interventions

SEER Standards

  • Researchers must carry out their research in settings and with student populations such that it can inform extending the reach of promising interventions.


  • Researchers should explore factors associated with the intervention and its implementation that can inform the efficacy and sustainability of the intervention at scale, such as its affordability and feasibility.
  • Researchers should 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.

Krainer, K., Zehetmeir, S., Hanfstingl, Rauch, F., & Tscheinig, T. (2019). Insights into scaling up a nationwide learning and teaching initiative on various levels. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 102, 395–415.

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

Omar Al-Ubaydli, John A. List, and Dana Suskind. 2019. The Science of Using Science: Towards an Understanding of the Threats to Scaling Experiments NBER Working Paper No. 25848 May 2019.


Last Modified: October 12, 2021