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Christina M. Marco-Fies, D.Ed.
Christina M. Marco-Fies, D.Ed., is a school psychologist in the Muhlenberg School District, Pennsylvania. Dr. Marco-Fies earned a master’s degree in educational psychology, an educational specialist certificate in school psychology, and a doctorate in school psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has presented about topics such as data analysis teaming and treatment integrity at the local, state, and national level. Most recently, she co-authored the article Treatment Integrity: Ensuring the I in RtI with Joseph F. Kovaleski and Michael J. Boneshefski. Dr. Marco-Fies’s professional interests include response to intervention, data analysis teaming, and treatment integrity.
October 28, 2013
A multi-tier system of supports that uses students’ response to intervention to determine progress and to inform instructional decisions requires that the instruction and interventions that are delivered be implemented with high degrees of fidelity to achieve meaningful student outcomes. Fidelity of implementation or “treatment integrity” is a critical element of the RtI process. Dr. Christina Marco-Fies answered your questions about how to determine the level of treatment integrity to ensure an intervention is implemented as planned, intended, or originally designed.