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Defining Fidelity Categories When Implementing Reading Interventions

By:  
Jessica Sidler Folsom, Ph.D.
Sandy A. Schmitz, Ph.D.
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: July 31, 2018
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.

Example Fidelity Rubric

An example of a fidelity rubric that addresses both structural and procedural fidelity at the global and lesson-specific levels. Note that this example rubric is not intended to be used as an actual fidelity rubric because it does not correspond with a specific intervention.

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