A Cohort of Boston Schools Administer ICAP and Review Findings with CAO

In the 2010-11 school year, the Boston Public Schools decided to work directly with Richard Elmore and Michelle Forman in implementing the Internal Coherence Assessment Protocol in about a dozen schools in the district.

Chief Academic Officer Irvin Scott worked with his team of assistant academic superintendents in making sure that principals were supported in the delivering the critical message that the ICAP survey was important and to be completed promptly by all faculty.

The survey results were then sent to Forman's team at Harvard who prepared individual profiles for the schools to be distributed at the meeting.

The videos on this page are segments from an afternoon work session during which district leadership and school principals participating in the ICAP came together to hear from Dr. Elmore about the elements of internal coherence, hear from Michelle Forman about how the profiles were constructed, and spend time with colleagues examining the profiles for the first time and taking in the data.

The Internal Coherence Assessment and Protocol was developed by a team consisting of Richard Elmore, Michelle Forman, Elizabeth Leisy Stosich, and Candice Bocala.


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