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Core Component 7: Fidelity of Implementation

The following Web sites support site and district team members in their quest to ensure that variations their data indicate changes in student learning, rather than inconsistency of interventions or program implementation.

Team members need support in developing infrastructure components, such as implementation guides and feedback loops, so the following Web resources have been selected.

  1. Create Your Implementation Blueprint: Avoiding Implementation Pitfalls External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides guidelines and examples for implementation based on lessons learned so that more consistent implementation and intervention can be achieved. RTI Action Network, The National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc.

  2. Essential Components of RTI Integrity Framework: A Tool for Monitoring and Evaluating RTI Implementation External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides explanations and examples of how the tools help implement and maintain fidelity and why they are important (Webinar 27:21) transcript, slides, rubric, worksheet, chat log. Center on Response to Intervention (CRI), American Institutes for Research (AIR).

  3. Fidelity of Implementation: Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices and Programs External link opens in new window or tab.
    Discusses actions school personnel can take to increase the likelihood that the intervention program is implemented as it was designed. IRIS Center, Vanderbilt University.

  4. Essential Components of RTI Integrity Framework: A Tool for Monitoring and Evaluating RTI Implementation External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides a webinar where Dr. Amy Elledge discusses the RTI Essential Components Integrity Rubric and Worksheet. She describes how they can be used to monitor school-level fidelity of RTI and as a self-appraisal evaluation to identify areas to target professional development and resources. The webinar also gives examples from schools and districts who have utilized the tools to measure their fidelity to RTI. CRI, AIR.

  5. Essential Components of RTI Integrity Rubric and Worksheet External link opens in new window or tab.
    Links to revised editions of the rubric and worksheet for use by individuals responsible for monitoring the school-level fidelity of RTI implementation. CRI, AIR.

  6. Monitoring Fidelity in RTI External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides background knowledge about fidelity and how it plays an integral role within the entire RTI framework at the school and classroom levels. The webinar includes examples of how to assess fidelity, and discusses resources and tools that can be used for this purpose. CRI, AIR.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, May 13, 2016
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