District Capacity Assessment

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Ward, C., St. Martin, K., Horner, R., Duda, M., Ingram-West, K., Tedesco, M., . . . Chaparro, E.
2015

The SISEP center has released a new version (6.0) of the District Capacity Assessment (DCA) along with an online short course to train DCA administrators. The DCA is an action assessment designed to help district leaders and staff precisely align resources with intended outcomes and develop action plans to support the use of effective innovations. Online training and access to the DCA is currently free to any district in the United States.

Improvements in version 6.0 of the DCA include:

  • Expanded scoring rubric for each item
  • Improved clarity and conciseness of items
  • Reduction in the number of items
  • New resources such as Glossary & Capacity Action Plan template

The SISEP center recommends the DCA be administered by a trained administrator. To gain access to the online version of the tool, participants must first complete the DCA Administrator Training online (approximately 1 hour).

For more information, please contact:
Caryn Ward at caryn.ward@unc.edu
Citation: Ward, C., St. Martin, K., Horner, R., Duda, M., Ingram-West, K., Tedesco, M., . . . Chaparro, E. (2015). District Capacity Assessment. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices Center.