Use the monitoring mechanism you created in the preparation stage to conduct a process evaluation. This will help you readily identify and address needs and challenges as they occur. See the EBP Implementation Checklist.
- Make sure that implementers stick to the core elements of the EBP to ensure that your programs are implemented with fidelity.
- If available, use the developer’s EBP fidelity checklists, survey instruments, and teacher implementation logs.
- Peer coaching may be necessary in order to ensure users are implementing EBPs with fidelity (see Basics of Coaching brief).
- Compare the process data to the targets set in your logic model.
- Depending on the results of your process evaluation, you may need to provide additional preparation or professional development and other staff support, or consider selecting a different EBP.
—Black Oak Mine, California
The Eudora (Kansas) Public Schools SS/HS Initiative has established first-tier universal systems by training and staffing coaches and PBIS teams. A district leadership team meets quarterly to monitor implementation and address district‐wide needs. To ensure that PBIS is implemented with fidelity and that decisions are driven by the data, additional training is required. To meet these needs, a small group of staff have been trained and certified in the School-Wide Information System—a behavior collection system used in conjunction with PBIS—as well as the School Evaluation Tool, which evaluates the integrity of universal-level implementation of PBIS, and the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool, which checks the fidelity of practices.
Monitoring implementation fidelity and effectiveness helps the district identify ongoing needs for staff development, for example: