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ERIC Number: ED524747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
Implementation Fidelity: Implications for the Numbers Plus Curriculum
Malofeeva, Lena; Daniel-Echols, Marijata C.; Xiang, Zongping; Epstein, Ann S.
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework for conceptualizing and assessing fidelity of implementation (FOI) in the context of a cluster-randomized design study. A research-validated mathematics curriculum for preschool children called Numbers Plus is used as an example to describe the role of curriculum implementation fidelity in the evaluation of programs, curricula, initiatives, and professional development activities. This three-year project was implemented in two states--Michigan and Indiana. A total of 17 partner programs participated in the project. The authors argue that using various measures of fidelity of implementation provides stronger validity evidence and identifies mechanisms of how implementation works. In addition, the results of the analyses on student and teacher characteristics predicting FOI will be shared. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)
Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Michigan