The Hexagon Tool - Exploring Context

Resource Type: Evaluation and Planning Tools
Author: Based on the work of Kiser, Zabel, Zachik, & Smith (2007) and The National Implementation Research Network (NIRN)
Date: April, 2013

The Hexagon ToolThe Hexagon Tool can help states, districts, and schools appropriately select evidence-based instructional, behavioral, and social- emotional innovations and prevention approaches by reviewing six broad factors in relation to the program or practice under consideration.  A more generalized version of the tool is also available for use in other domains and contexts (see the download links below).

Related Items:

-The Hexagon Tool
-The Hexagon Tool (Education version)

-NEW: The "Hexagon Discussion and Analysis Tool" is designed to be used by Implementation Teams to guide a deeper discussion of each of the six broad components in the Hexagon Tool. Teams are encouraged to use the Discussion and Analysis Tool’s questions to analyze innovations as part of the Exploration Stage of implementation

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