Table 1

Process evaluation measures

Evaluation Components[11,12]

Data Collection

Instruments

Source

Frequency of

Measurement

Schools


Reach

Training Attendance Record

Teachers

Annual workshop;

as needed when new faculty hired

I

Dose Received

Training Evaluation Survey

Teachers

Annual workshop;

as needed when new faculty hired

I

Precision, Accuracy

Anthropometric Reliability Testing

Research

Assistants

Quarterly

Fidelity, Dose received

System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time (SOFIT)

Students

Weekly

I, C

Fidelity

Student Enjoyment

Teachers

End of school year

(teachers), weekly

(direct observation)

I, C1

Fidelity, Dose, Dose received

On-line Weekly Classroom Teacher Survey (Form 1)

Teachers

Weekly

I

Fidelity, Implementation

On-line Classroom Teacher Questionnaire (Form 2)

Teachers

End of school year

I

Fidelity, Exposure

On-line 9-item Classroom Teacher Questionnaire (Form 3)

Teachers

End of school year

I

Reach

Focus Group Attendance Log

Teachers

End of school year

I

Context, Contamination

5-item Competing Factors Survey

Principals

End of school year

I, C


1 Enjoyment of students was rated weekly by research assistants in both intervention and control schools. In addition, enjoyment level of students was reported by intervention teachers only at the end of the school year. I = intervention schools; C = control schools

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