More Definitions of Evidence-based program
Evidence-based program means a program that is based on scientific evidence demonstrating that the program model is effective. An evidence-based program shall be reviewed on site and compared to program model standards by the model developer or the developer’s designee at least every five years to ensure that the program continues to maintain fidelity with the program model. The program model shall have had demonstrated significant and sustained positive outcomes in an evaluation utilizing a well-designed and rigorous randomized controlled research design or a quasi-experimental research design, and the evaluation results shall have been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Evidence-based program or “EBP” means a program that has been tested in heterogeneous or intended populations that can be implemented with a set of procedures to allow successful replication in Washington. An EBP has had multiple randomized and/or statistically-controlled evaluations, or one large multiple-site randomized and/or statistically-controlled evaluation, and the weight of the evidence from a systematic review demonstrates sustained improvements in at least one of the desired outcomes. For the purposes of this project, only programs from the list in Form A are to be considered EBP.