of the ratings. We encourage the use of self-ratings, with appropriate caveats regarding potential biases that could be introduced by raters invested in seeing a program look good or who do not fully understand the principles of the EBP. In addition to the scales developed for independent evaluators and program managers, companion fidelity measures intended for consumers and family members are under development for some EBPs.
Graphing fidelity ratings
We recommend that programs implementing an EBP graph their fidelity ratings over time, using their total fidelity score. By graphing this score, a program can see its change over time. When the program shows greater fidelity over time, this serves to reinforce their efforts. Another feature of graphing fidelity is to examine the cut-off score for full implementation. A program can use this score as a target and measure accordingly.
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