High-Quality Teaching = High-Fidelity Teaching

Author(s): Sophia Farmer, Rebekah Hornak

Publication Date: February 2023 

Core Competencies:  Ongoing Improvement

Resource Type:  Read

A recent article by Jim Knight inspired an in-depth conversation on fidelity at the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) out of UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Our interest was piqued, given our work within the field of implementation science and practice and the role of fidelity in K-12 education. As we try to balance our own work between science and practice, the field of education also should find a balance between the art and science of teaching. While we agree with the points in “High-Quality Teaching > High-Fidelity Teaching,” we would propose High-Quality Teaching = High-Fidelity Teaching.

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