The University of Iowa

Sandy A. Schmitz, Ph.D.

Sandy Schmitz
Iowa Department of Education

Recent Blog Posts

Teacher being checked for fidelity

Defining Fidelity Categories When Implementing Reading Interventions

When tracking teachers’ fidelity during implementation of a literacy intervention, both use of the intervention components and quality of intervention delivery should be measured, keeping an eye out for both global and lesson-specific components.
Three teachers learning new literacy intervention

The Importance of Fidelity When Implementing Reading Interventions

Effective implementation of a literacy initiative that includes interventions calls on teachers to do so as intended, with high fidelity.
Educators meeting

Maintain Focus and Commitment with an Improvement Plan: The PROPeL Initiative

Create an improvement plan and follow it to student success when implementing a literacy initiative.