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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

Evaluation of Check & Connect at Your Site

Evaluation of Check & Connect at Your Site

This past week I sat down with Eileen Klemm to talk about evaluation and Check & Connect. I’m the director of The Evaluation Group at the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (also the headquarters for Check & Connect), and I’ve conducted a number of evaluations with schools, districts, and other organizations who have … 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