The fidelity scale can be used to review services, scoring how well they are following the evidence-based principles and practices. Research has found that total score on the IPS fidelity scale is a robust predictor of service performance.
Kim, S. J., Bond, G. R., Becker, D. R., Swanson, S. J., & Langfitt-Reese, S. (2015). Predictive validity of the individual placement and support fidelity scale (IPS-25): A replication study. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 43(3), 209-216.
Bond, G. R., Becker, D. R., Swanson, S. J., & Ellison, M. L. (2019). IPS Fidelity Scale for Young Adults. Worcester, MA: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research and Lebanon, NH: IPS Employment Center, Rockville Institute.
Gary R. Bond, Deborah R. Becker, Sarah J. Swanson, & Marsha L. Ellison.
This tool is an adaptation of the IPS fidelity scale tailored to the young adult (15 to 26 years) population.