Sustainment of Model Demonstration Projects: Findings from Follow-Up Studies

OSEP Hosts National Summit and Launches New Attract, Prepare, Retain Resource Page

The 2020 OSEP Summit provided an opportunity by bringing together various stakeholders to explore potential strategies and innovative approaches to address this critical need. The virtual event was held over three days and participants had the opportunity to register for each event individually or attend all three.  An archive of the event can be found on the 2020 OSEP National Summit webpage.  OSEP also launched a new Attract, Prepare, Retain Resources Page that provides research and resources for stakeholders to explore potential strategies, innovative approaches, and additional resources regarding this topic!

Sat, 08/01/2015
Author(s): Mary Wagner; Debra Shaver
Organization: Model Demonstration Coordination Center; U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

The purpose of this brief is to share findings from follow-up studies of OSEP-funded model demonstration projects that were conducted, in part, to examine model sustainment. Because a primary objective of most model demonstration projects during their grant period was to examine model feasibility in real-world settings, one justification for the follow-up studies conducted by the Model Demonstration Coordination Center and the projects themselves was to look at factors seen as promoting or hindering model sustainment after the project ended. The final chapter of this brief highlights some conclusions surrounding model sustainment drawn from these follow-up studies.