This paper will present a pilot study to develop and validate self-assessment checklists for the delivery of the Universal Prevention Curriculum Coordinator Series (UPCC) by those trained to either serve as trainers-of-trainers or to train prevention-related professionals in monitoring the quality of the training including fidelity to key content, to structure of the training materials, and to the use of appropriate instructional strategies. The checklists along with the results of the pre-/post-tests serve to monitor the quality of the trainings. Although there are limitations to the use of self-assessment checklists, given the costs associated with direct observations by trained observers or through videos, self-assessment checklists have been developed and used effectively.
The fidelity checklists will be piloted during UPC trainings in Pakistan. There will be two trainers for each of these trainings plus an independent observer. Each trainer will make a self-assessment and an assessment of the other trainer during the training. The independent observer will complete the assessment for both trainers. In this way we will have at least two assessments for each module. Comparisons will be made on assessment scores and diverse differences will be discussed to refine the assessment measure. It will be important to assure that the self-assessments are comparable to those of the co-trainer and independent observer. In addition, the ease by which the self-assessments were made will be reviewed. Finally, an assessment form will be developed for completion by those being trained. This assessment will focus more on perceptions of presentation clarity, responsiveness, engagement in activities etc.
The development methodology and final tool will be presented. Focus will be placed on experience of using the newly developed fidelity checklist and its piloting results in Pakistan.