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The Fidelity-in-Practice--Mentor Coach (MC) is a resource for Fidelity Coaches and Mentor Coach Supervisors. The FIP-MC contains a set of checklists for evaluating the operationalization of coaching practices when used to support practitioners. In a tiered approach to supporting practitioner fidelity, the FIP-MC supports the second tier by assessing the fidelity of those who are coaching the direct service providers.

To request individual or group training on the use of the FIP-MC, contact Sarah Sexton at the Family, Infant and Preschool Program at or (828)433-2661.

The FIP-MC Checklists include clearly written indicators that describe the characteristics of practices associated through research.. The checklists are intended to aid Master Coaches and Fidelity Coaches in understanding and operationalizing the indicators of individualized, capacity building, professional development.

Fidelity-in-Practice: Mentor Coach


The FIP-MC Manual contains resources to help administrators and Fidelity Coaches implement the observation checklist in an evidence-based manner. The FIP-EI Manual includes instructions for facilitating a pre-observation joint planning conference, helpful hints for using the FIP-MC during a live or video recorded observation, support for facilitating post-observation reflections with space to document a continuous improvement plan, and assistance with determining the presence or absence of each checklist indicator. 

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