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ERIC Number: EJ1054073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8151
Measuring the Quality of Inclusive Practices: Findings from the Inclusive Classroom Profile Pilot
Soukakou, Elena P.; Winton, Pam J.; West, Tracey A.; Sideris, John H.; Rucker, Lia M.
Journal of Early Intervention, v36 n3 p223-240 Sep 2014
The purpose of this study was to test the reliability and validity of the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP), an observation measure designed to assess the quality of classroom practices in inclusive preschool programs. The measure was field tested in 51 inclusive classrooms. Results confirmed and extended previous research findings, providing further evidence for the measure's interrater reliability, factor structure, and construct validity. New information from testing the relationship between the ICP and key program characteristics provided support for the measure's discriminant validity. Reports on the ease of use of the ICP from state assessors involved in collecting data for the study indicate that the ICP holds promise for use in quality assessment. Findings from the present study are discussed with respect to implications for use of the ICP in research, policy, program evaluation, and professional development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A