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Reflecting on Your Fidelity of Implementation

Reflecting on Your Fidelity of Implementation

Spring is the perfect time to reflect on your site’s implementation of Check & Connect and set goals for implementation for next year.   In past blog posts, we’ve discussed the idea of implementation fidelity, which really means implementing an intervention or program the way it was intended to be implemented and the way that … Continue reading

Youth Perspectives at a Minnesota Alliance with Youth Summit

Youth Perspectives at a Minnesota Alliance with Youth Summit

On December 10, 2013, I attended the Minnesota Alliance with Youth GradMinnesota Summit — A Summit of Experts: Generating Solutions to Address Dropout and the Achievement Gap. The event brought together youth, educators, mentors, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows, elected officials, and others invested in youth issues in their Minnesota communities to discuss ways to increase youth engagement, … Continue reading

The Graduates/Los Graduados

The Graduates/Los Graduados

“Latino youth are the fastest growing group of Americans. If we want to make sure we have an active, vibrant America, we need to make sure they graduate from high school and from college. If we don’t provide them with those resources so they can achieve that American dream, we’re not letting them down and … Continue reading

Implementing with Fidelity: Parent Engagement

Implementing with Fidelity: Parent Engagement

The four core components of Check & Connect are: a mentor who makes a two-year commitment to students and families; systematic monitoring of educational progress; timely, personalized intervention; and family engagement. While each of these components is necessary to implementing Check & Connect with fidelity, sites often find it especially difficult to implement component 4, … Continue reading

Evidence-Based Interventions in Education (Part II): A Tour of Check & Connect’s What Works Clearinghouse Report

Evidence-Based Interventions in Education (Part II): A Tour of Check & Connect’s What Works Clearinghouse Report

When we refer to Check & Connect as an evidence-based intervention, we mean that it has rigorous scientific research behind it to suggest that it’s an effective student engagement and dropout prevention intervention. Many people learn about Check & Connect and its evidence from the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), where it’s recognized as the only … Continue reading