The IRIS Center offers a free Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Module series that takes education professionals through the step-by-process of identifying, selecting, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based practices, including procedures for scenarios when the research is insufficient.”
This Module discusses the importance of identifying and selecting evidence-based practices and answers questions such as:
- What is an evidence-based practice or program?
- What trustworthy sources can I use to find EBPs?
- How do I know which EBP to use when multiple practices or programs seem to meet my needs?
- What do I do if I can’t find an EBP that seems suited to my needs?
This Module discusses implementing an evidence-based practice or program with fidelity, and offers notes and cautions about how and under what circumstances adaptations might be appropriate. More specifically, it answers questions such as:
- What is fidelity of implementation?
- How can I implement an EBP with fidelity?
- I usually adapt strategies and practices to make them work with my students. Is anything wrong with that?
This Module examines how to evaluate whether an evidence-based practice is effective for the young children or students with whom you are working and provides information about assuring fidelity of implementation. In particular, it answers questions such as:
- How can I tell whether an EBP is effective for my students?
- How can I determine whether my students are improving?
- How do I know whether I’m implementing an EBP correctly?
- What does all this data mean and how can I use it?