502). Fidelity criteria enable researchers to assess adherence to a model or curriculum, so it can be consistently replicated and researched. Rohs and Vartuli (2009) were similarly driven to determine adherence to a particular curriculum through fidelity measures (p. 502). In addition, they sought to delve into the variations of the fidelity outcomes. These researches raised the following research questions: 1) what’s the reliability of curriculum fidelity in multi formants-such as outside expert, educational coordinator, and teacher- as respondents?; and 2) what’s the convergent validity of the curriculum fidelity employing multi-sources-such as belief surveys, curriculum rating form, and observations-of information? These researches aimed to assess the fidelity of the Project Construct Curriculum Framework. This project construct serves as an educational improvement effort for those who are in their early childhood (Rohs & Vartuli, 2009, p. 502).
The study utilized multi-informants and multi-sources approach in assessing curriculum fidelity. A multi-source involves gathering data through numerous stakeholders. Participants of the study consist of 6 education coordinators and 43 head start teachers from Head Start delegate of Midwestern city (Rohs & Vartuli, 2009, p. 502). ...Show more