Implementation Fidelity - What? Why? How?
Friday, January 4
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rose Library 2301
Do programs intentions align with delivery? Implementation fidelity assessment provides a means of measuring the alignment between the planned program and the implemented program. Unfortunately, implementation fidelity has not been part of the standard outcomes assessment process. Through a theoretical discussion, case study of fidelity results, and application activities, the presenters will engage participants in an exploration of implementation fidelity.
- EXPLAIN implementation fidelity and its importance to evaluating program effectiveness.
- DESCRIBE how to practically implement program fidelity assessment.
- DEVELOP an implementation fidelity checklist.
- DESCRIBE how to use program fidelity assessment results to make informed changes to programming.
Sara Finney, Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology; Associate Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies
Jerusha Gerstner, Ph.D. Student, Graduate Psychology
Sara Finney serves as an associate professor of Graduate Psychology where she teaches courses in the areas of Multivariate Statistics and Structural Equation Modeling, and she coordinates the Quantitative Psychology Concentration within the Psychological Sciences MA program. Sara's research involves the application of advanced latent variable modeling techniques to investigate questions related to college student development. Sara also serves as an Associate Assessment Specialist within the Center for Assessment & Research Studies. In this role, she works with faculty and staff to design assessment efforts that contribute to making empirically-based decisions about program effectiveness and ultimately student learning and development.
Jerusha Gerstner is a graduate student in the Assessment and Measurement Ph.D. program at James Madison University and serves as a graduate assistant to the Center for Assessment and Research Studies assisting various programs across JMU's campus with their assessment efforts. Jerusha received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Statistics and M.A. in Psychological Sciences with a concentration in Quantitative Psychology from JMU.
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