The Hexagon: An Exploration Tool

Resource Type: Evaluation and Planning Tools
Author: Metz, A. & Louison, L. (2018) The Hexagon Tool: Exploring Context. Chapel Hill, NC: National Implementation Research Network, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Based on Kiser, Zabel, Zachik, & Smith (2007) and Blase, Kiser & Van Dyke (2013).
Date: August, 2018
The Hexagon Tool can be used by communities and organizations to better understand how a new or existing program or practice fits into an implementing site’s existing work and context. The Hexagon Tool can be used at any stage of implementation to assess fit and feasibility. It is most commonly used during the Exploration stage when an implementing site is identifying and selecting new programs and practices to implement.
The tool below can be used by any community for any field. An adaptation of the tool for use with Head Start grantees is also available below.
Tools and Resources:
-The Hexagon: An Exploration Tool: Discussion and Analysis Guide

              -Hexagon: Head Start

-Lesson 1: The Hexagon Tool - Exploring Context (2 min. 57 sec.)