The current study sought to address the lack of tools for defining and measuring the quality of day services and supports through the development of a statistically valid tool—the Community Life Engagement (CLE) Guideposts Fidelity Scale (GFS). A Delphi panel composed of 27 experts in the field of CLE reviewed and validated statements on the GFS. This review resulted in a 72-statement scale. All 72 statements demonstrate content validity ratio of .5 or higher. Findings showed that the panel eliminated statements that took focus away from the individual, statements that promoted specific practices, and statements that relied too heavily on the job-readiness aspects of CLE. Implications for the field as well as further testing and refinement of the GFS are also discussed.

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