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The Classroom Assessment Scoring System™ (CLASS)

CLASS™ is an observation tool that focuses on the effectiveness of classroom interactions among teachers and children, because it is these daily interactions that promote children’s social and cognitive development.

CLASS™ observation tools have been developed for Toddler, Pre-K, K-3, Upper Elementary and Secondary age groups.

At every age level, the CLASS™ measure focuses on interactions that support learning. No matter which age or grade level of the tool you use, developmentally appropriate interactions are organized into domains and dimensions:

Age/Grade Level
Emotional and Behavioral Support Engaged Support for Learning
Toddler
15-36 Months

  • Positive Climate
  • Negative Climate
  • Teacher Sensitivity
  • Regard for Child Perspectives
  • Behavior Guidance
  • Facilitation of Learning and Development
  • Quality of Feedback
  • Language Modeling

Age/Grade Level

Emotional Support

Classroom Organization
Instructional Support
Pre-K
3-5 year olds

  • Positive Climate
  • Negative Climate
  • Teacher Sensitivity
  • Regard for Student Perspectives
  • Behavior Management
  • Productivity
  • Instructional Learning Formats
  • Concept Development
  • Quality of Feedback
  • Language Modeling
K-3
Kindergarten - Grade 3

  • Positive Climate
  • Negative Climate
  • Teacher Sensitivity
  • Regard for Student Perspective
  • Behavior Management
  • Productivity
  • Instructional Learning Formats
  • Concept Development
  • Quality of Feedback
  • Language Modeling
Upper Elementary
Grades 4 - 6
  • Positive Climate
  • Negative Climate
  • Teacher Sensitivity
  • Regard for Student Perspective
  • Behavior Management
  • Productivity
  • Negative Climate*

  • Instructional Learning Formats
  • Content Understanding
  • Analysis and Inquiry
  • Quality of Feedback
  • Instructional Dialogue

CLASS Training 2013

December 3 - Marina Inn, South Sioux City
Registration Form

CLASS Training 2014

January 28 & 29 - ESU 3, Omaha
Registration Form

March 4 - ESU 13, Scottsbluff
Registration Form

March 25 & 26 - Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk
Registration Form

July 22 & 23 - SCC, Lincoln
Registration Form

December 2 & 3 - ESU 10, Kearney
Registration Form

For more information on this training, contact Jessica La Chere at 402-557-6889 or 800-89-CHILD.