Fidelity Tools

Fidelity refers to how closely prescribed procedures are followed and, in the context of schools, the degree to which educators implement programs, assessments, and implementation plans the way they were intended. When we implement interventions and assessments with fidelity, intervention teams can make more accurate decisions about an individual student’s progress and future intervention needs. In addition, fidelity of implementation to the data-based individualization (DBI) process as a whole and across multiple students in a school, helps to ensure that staff have the necessary resources and processes in place to support strong implementation for individual students.

The following tools assess and support fidelity of DBI implementation at the school, interventionist, and student levels.

Tools for Monitoring Implementation Fidelity:

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Intervention logs provide a way to track implementation fidelity for a given student’s DBI plan, helping the team to interpret progress monitoring data.