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Tool name

Inclusive Classroom Profile, Research Edition

Use to evaluate

12 key inclusive practices that support the developmental needs of children with disabilities in early childhood settings

Age range

2–5 years

Completed by

Early childhood special educators, professional development providers, and program administrators

Time commitment

3½ hours, plus 20 minutes to score

How well is your early childhood program implementing quality inclusive practices?

Now there’s 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 Children’s 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 program’s 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


What You'll Need


The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP™) Set, Research Edition


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One package of ICP forms

Additional products and resources

Free downloads

12 Key Practices for High-Quality Early Childhood Inclusion

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Get an inside look at the ICP form

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Improve ICP Scores with these Brookes Resources

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Training is strongly recommended for reliable, accurate use of the ICP. Available through Brookes On Location, the current training program includes a face-to-face overview of the ICP administration and scoring procedures and 4 classroom observations with an ICP-qualified trainer to help users meet reliability proficiency.

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Web-based Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP™) Overview Training

Watch the free, web-based ICP Overview Training for an introduction to ICP

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Free webinar

Introduction to the Inclusive Classroom Profile

The webinar provides a general overview of the ICP, including basic information on administration and scoring.

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How it works

For accurate results, the ICP is conducted by a trained outside observer, such as a technical assistance professional or administrator. The observer conducts the three parts of the ICP: a classroom observation scheduled during everyday routines; a face-to-face interview with the teacher; and a documentation review of the program’s policies, screeners and assessments, and child intervention plans.