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Program Review Ratings

Criterion Definition
Research Integrity* Integrity reflects the overall confidence reviewers can place in the findings of a program's evaluation based on its scientific rigor. The research integrity rating system comprises 16 criteria scored by external peer reviewers. Scores on each criterion range, on a 5 point scale, from low quality to high quality. The overall integrity score is a weighted average of the 16 criteria reflecting the merits of the science that went into the program evaluation.
Intervention Impact The intervention impact describes whether, and to what degree, a program is usable and appropriate for widespread application and dissemination. The rating criteria consists of Population Reach and Intervention Effect Size, that are rated separately on a 5 point scale from low to high and then combined into a single rating.
Dissemination Capability The readiness of program materials for use by others as well program's capability to offer services/resources to facilitate dissemination. This is measured through (a) the quality of implementation materials; (b) training and technical assistance protocols; and (c) the availability of quality assurance materials to determine whether their implementation is done with high fidelity to the original model.
*Note: Programs posted prior to 2005 on this site were reviewed using a 19 criteria research integrity score. Programs posted after 2005, have been reviewed under the new 16 criteria research integrity score.
Updated: 4/19/2010