Module 7 Summary

  1. A fidelity assessment is defined as indicators of doing what is intended.  This definition requires:
    • Identifying what is intended, and
    • Identifying the extent to which a practitioner has done that
  2. Fidelity assessments concern the effectiveness of supports for teachers who are implementing identified programs or practices
  3. Fidelity ensures that success is repeatable
  4. Three critical features of fidelity assessments are:
    • Context – pre-requisite conditions that need to be in place regarding setting, qualifications and preparation
    • Content – extent to which the required core content is used, referenced, monitored or accessed by the teacher in his or her work and/or activity
    • Competence – extent to which the core content and competencies are skillfully modeled, relevant feedback is provided, and sensitively reviewed  
  5.  To produce useful information for improving practices and outcomes, fidelity assessments should be
    • Frequent
    • Relevant
    • Actionable