Phase 5 Orientation:
Self-Assess to Stay on Target

You’re ready for Phase 5 when you have:


created a driver diagram


completed a minimum of two PDSA tests and reflected on them using the Post-Test Reflection


completed the Choosing Measures for Improvement Activity from Phase 4


identified a change idea that has led to success with students at the initial small scale

This is the last phase on the website. Where do I go from here?

Embrace the process.

Improvement science is practice driven: there is no theory that can substitute for experience. Continue to learn, test, and grow your understanding of the problem. If you get stuck, consider using the What Next?” tool from this chapter to decide on next steps.

Deepen your understanding.

Improvement science has a huge body of literature. Inspire your practice by continuing to explore the nuances and strategies for implementing improvements.