Using performance feedback to enhance implementation fidelity of the problem-solving team process

Matthew K Burns, Rebecca Peters, George H. Noell

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Implementation integrity is a potentially critical issue for problem-solving teams (PST) and most response-to-intervention models. The current study hypothesized that providing performance feedback, which has consistently been shown to increase implementation integrity, to PSTs would enhance the procedural integrity of the process. The PSTs for three elementary schools were provided performance feedback with a 20-item checklist created from the literature. A multiple-baseline design across schools revealed an immediate change in level after providing performance feedback. The resulting percentages of non-overlapping data were 90.9%, 90.0%, and 100%. However, PSTs still did not monitor student progress, assess the effectiveness of the intervention, or measure the integrity with which the intervention was implemented even after receiving feedback. Thus, providing performance feedback could be a method to increase the fidelity with which critical components of data-based problem-solving are implemented, but these data suggest the need for additional research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-550
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of school psychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008


  • Implementation integrity
  • Performance feedback
  • Problem-solving team

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