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Stage 3: Milestone 2

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MILESTONES:

DEVELOP A ROLLOUT STRATEGY PREPARE FOR EVALUATION CREATE A RESULTS-BASED LOGIC MODEL DEFINE DESIRED RESULTS
 
STAGE 3: PLAN FOR SCALE UP
Milestone
#2: Create a Results-Based Logic Model


Some things to think about:

A results-based logic model will help you map the strategies your community will use to achieve its desired results. Also described as a theory of action or a theory of change, the logic model specifies the work you want your partners to accomplish. As with the previous milestone, partners should collaborate to identify the activities, supports, programs, and structural changes (e.g., extended school day) they want to pursue, along with the resources they can bring to the table to support new opportunities.

Creating a results-based logic model is a vital step in developing a community schools strategy and distinguishing community schools from other schools. In a typical school, partnerships, resources, and activities often emerge haphazardly. In a community school, partners organize themselves and their activities around a results-based logic model and build toward attaining specified results.

A results-based logic model guides planning, implementation, and evaluation by:

  • Illustrating how a change in school conditions leads to interim results for students, families, and communities and how improvements lead to community-wide results
  • Permitting new constituencies to understand how and why community schools work while defending against unrealistic demands for results by showing incremental achievement
  • Graphically showing what types of activities show progress in which indicators and how continuing activity creates long-range results

The Coalition’s Results-Based Logic Model provides an instructive example (Figure 8).

Figure 8. Community Schools Results-Based Logic Model

 

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