Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) Set, Research Edition

Author: Elena Soukakou Ph.D.

Format: Multiple formats, 104 pages, 8.5 x 11.0
ISBN: 9781681252193
Price: $70.00

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ICP at-a-glance


How well is your early childhood program implementing quality inclusive practices? Now theres a comprehensive, field-tested observational tool that uncovers the answers. A one-of-a-kind tool for classrooms serving children ages 2–5, the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP™) assesses 12 key practices with the strongest research base for supporting the education and development of young children in inclusive programs:

  • Adaptations of Space, Materials, and Equipment
  • Adult Involvement in Peer Interactions
  • Adults' Guidance of Childrens Free-Choice Activities and Play
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Membership
  • Relationships between Adults and Children
  • Support for Communication
  • Adaptation of Group Activities
  • Transitions between Activities
  • Feedback
  • Family-Professional Partnerships
  • Monitoring Children's Learning

The in-depth ICP evaluation process gives you the rich information and insights you need to:

  • assess your programs current inclusive practices
  • establish a baseline for measuring future progress
  • apply recommended inclusive practices for young children
  • guide quality improvement efforts by linking assessment data with instructional decision-making
  • tailor professional development to teachers' specific needs

This Set includes the ICP Manual and one package of ICP Forms.

The ICP is an observation rating scale designed to assess the quality of daily classroom practices that support the developmental needs of children with disabilities in early childhood settings. Comprehensive assessment with ICP takes about 3½ hours, plus 20 minutes to score.

View the recorded webinar, Introduction to the Inclusive Classroom Profilepresented by Elena Soukakou, Ph.D.

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Review by: Ilene Schwartz, Professor of Special Education, University of Washington, Director, Haring Center for Inclusive Education
"As practitioners and consumers are moving towards more inclusive programs, the field has not had an instrument to use to evaluate the quality of these environment. The ICP is that tool!"
Review by: Eva Horn, Professor of Special Education, Coordinator of Early Childhood Unified Program, University of Kansas
"An invaluable tool for program directors, early educators, and teacher educators for obtaining an in-depth view of critical practices for implementing high quality inclusion."
Review by: Camille Catlett, Scientist Emerita, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"The beauty of this tool is the ways in which it underscores quality for each and every child. While the stated intent is to support young children of diverse abilities, the hard look at environments, activities, and instructional supports has implications for many learners who will benefit from individual consideration, including dual language learners, children from diverse cultural contexts, and children who have not had substantial prior educational exposure or experiences. The ICP reminds us of the ways in which we need to pay attention if we wish to support each child's full potential."
Review by: Susan Sandall, Professor, College of Education, University of Washington
"The ICP holds huge potential for guiding program improvement to enhance access, participation and learning for all children. It lays out the practices that adults must use to include every child and ensure that every child is truly a member of the class. The practices are both research-based and attainable."
Review by: Sarika Gupta, Assistant Research Professor, Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention, University of Maryland
"ICP is a long-awaited resource that encourages educators, professional development providers, and administrators to reflect on how to promote young children with disabilities active participation in inclusive early childhood programs. It will help take the guess-work out of how to make decisions that improve program quality."
Review by: Pam Winton, Senior Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
"Thanks to the ICP, researchers, administrators, policymakers and parents now have an important tool to capture information about the actual implementation of high quality inclusion practices."

Table of Contents

About the Author
Foreword: Susan L. Recchia and Kathy Sylva

1. Introduction to the Inclusive Classroom Profile
Purpose and Uses of the ICP
Development of the ICP
  • Exploratory Research
  • Conceptualization
  • Item Generation
  • Expert Review
Research on Reliability and Validity of the ICP
Using the ICP to Support Quality Improvement
2. Structure of the ICP
ICP Items
ITEM 1: Adaptations of Space, Materials, and Equipment
ITEM 2: Adult Involvement in Peer Interactions
ITEM 3: Adults' Guidance on Children's Free: Choice Activities and play
ITEM 4: Conflict Resolution
ITEM 5: Membership
ITEM 6: Relationships between Adults and Children
ITEM 7: Support for Communication
ITEM 8: Adaptation of Group Activities
ITEM 9: Transitions between Activities
ITEM 10: Feedback
ITEM 11: Family-Professional Partnerships
ITEM 12: Monitoring Children's Learning
3. Administration of the ICP
Observation Focus
Place and Duration of Assessment
Preparing for an ICP Assessment
The Classroom Observation
The Interview and Documentation Review
4. Scoring the ICP
General Scoring Guidelines
The ICP Score Sheet
Specific Scoring Considerations
Interpreting and Sharing Ratings from an ICP Assessment

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