The Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices. Through collaboration with numerous professional development providers, TASN delivers training, coaching, and technical assistance in effective practices through across the state. The wide variety of training topics ranges from the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports to strategies for increasing family engagement.
As the external evaluators for TASN, Research Collaboration staff assist the entire TASN system in designing and implementing an evaluation system that focuses on measuring the effectiveness, implementation, and sustainability of efforts. This ensures that the supports and services accessed by educators via TASN are effective and have a positive impact on staff behavior and student outcomes. Implementation outcomes and fidelity of implementation are measured at all levels (state, district, school, and individual educator) to create self-correcting feedback loops used for continual improvement. Learn more about TASN and the TASN evaluation at http://ksdetasn.org/evaluation.