Process measures are able to tell us whether the program is being implemented according to the original plan. If substantial changes are made to an evidence-based program or practice, it may not work as effectively, so it is important to collect process measures on the execution of program activities. Fidelity in implementation means that the program’s activities adhere to the program plan.
Darcy should collect at least one process measure for each activity, so that all program activities during the grant period are tracked. It is important to accurately track all activities to ensure the program was properly implemented. These measures may also be used to determine why program results differ from what was expected, should that occur.