Utah Leading through Effective, Actionable, and Dynamic (ULEAD) Education Innovative and Effective Practice Reports


"There is created the Utah Leading through Effective, Actionable, and Dynamic (ULEAD) Education, a collaborative effort in research and innovation between the director, participating institutions, and education leaders to: gather and explain current education research in an electronic research clearinghouse for use by practitioners; initiate and disseminate research reports on innovative and successful practices by Utah Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and guided by the steering committee, practitioners, and policymakers; promote statewide innovation and collaboration…and…propose policy changes to remove barriers to implementation of successful practices."

To help enhance the conditions for successful collaboration, a few simplified definitions should be helpful:

  • Innovative: new methods, strategies, devices, etc.
  • Effective: providing a definite and/or desired measurable result
  • Efficient: producing a desired effect with minimal effort, expense, and/or waste
  • Actionable: able to be done or acted on; having practical value
  • Dynamic: a force that stimulates change or progress within a system or process

The ULEAD Practice Reports will become more detailed over time. For this Clearinghouse to have practical value and to enhance local collaborative efforts, a concerted effort will be made to provide summary documents that are clear, defensible, and supportive of evidence-based practices.

Practice Reports

Initially, ULEAD Innovative and Effective Practice Reports will be published in varying formats to learn the most productive and efficient ways to communicate evidence-based research to our Utah stakeholders.



McKell Withers
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