Archive of: Quality Assurance

  • Using Implementation Science to Measure Fidelity

    Using Implementation Science to Measure Fidelity A fundamental need of programs that use evidence-based practices is to assess whether or not the practice (such as a school curriculum or a home visitation model) is delivered with fidelity. "James Bell Associates (2009) defines fidelity as “the extent to which the delivery of an intervention adheres to the protocol or program model as intended by the developers of the intervention.”

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  • A Framework for Validating Child Care Quality Improvement Standards

    A Framework for Validating Child Care Quality Improvement Standards Recently, child care quality rating and improvement systems have become popular in many states as a policy tool to improve the quality of child care programs and settings with the goal of improving outcomes in areas such as school readiness.

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