Everything you need to implement school change that gets results! If you’ve been wondering how to effectively lead and manage results-driven, system-wide implementations, look no further. Internationally recognized education expert Michael Barber explores exactly how to translate policy into practice for long-term, measurable results. Building on his groundbreaking book, Deliverology 101, Barber provides proven methods and clear steps to achieve successful policy implementation and offer practical solutions for reviving stalled reform efforts. New cases studies and embedded links help you develop a delivery “skillset” for building capacity, effective coalitions, and a coherent, flexible plan for implementation. Leaders and staff at both national and local levels will learn to: • Establish a Delivery Unit to set clear, measureable goals and build a reform coalition • Understand delivery through data analysis and strategic progress monitoring • Plan for delivery with explicit, day-to-day implementation planning updated with proven methods from years of practice • Drive delivery with progress monitoring, momentum building, and course corrections • Create an irreversible delivery culture by identifying and addressing challenges as they occur Don’t leave your education policy implementation to chance. Use this new field guide to get your implementation on the right track today!
Chapter 3C: Set Targets and Establish Trajectories
Set Targets and Establish Trajectories
System Leader Summary
One of the distinctive parts of the delivery approach is its insistence on drawing a clear connection between outcomes (your goals) and inputs (your strategies). Targets and trajectories make this connection explicit. A target translates a goal into a numerical commitment that is SMART—specific, measurable, ambitious, realistic, and time-bound. A trajectory is a series of interim targets that plot the planned path of the metric between now and the target date. Targets and trajectories are rooted in evidence that strikes the balance between ambition and realism, including benchmarks of current and past performance and information about the future implementation and impact of each of your strategies.
As the tools in this chapter make clear, ...