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Planning and Implementation

Effective policy implementation is the result of both careful planning and a faithful execution of those plans. We therefore offer resources and partnership opportunities so that schools and districts can create strong, evidence-based plans and put systems in place that help lead to successful implementation.


The Planning for Success Model

Planning for Success supports the improvement planning process, not simply the creation of an improvement plan. The Planning for Success model consists of three phases:

  1. Create
  2. Align
  3. Implement

Please visit the Planning for Success website for more information on how you can use the method in your school or district.

Massachusetts' Strategic Plan

Massachusetts engages in its own strategic planning process, similar to Planning for Success, on a regular basis. The result of this deliberate process is an up-to-date strategic plan that guides our work in support of our educators and students around the Commonwealth.

Last Updated: October 10, 2017
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