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The Classroom Assessment Scoring System™ (CLASS)

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 Infant, 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

Reponsive Caregiving

Infant
Birth – 18 Months

  • Relational Climate
  • Teacher Sensitivity
  • Facilitated Exploration
  • Early Language Support

 

Age/Grade Level

Emotional and Behavioral SupportEngaged 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 2017

August

August 4, Intro to the CLASS Pre-K – ESU 16, North Platte
Registration Form

September

September 15, Intro to the CLASS Pre-K – ESU 3, LaVista
Registration Form
September 22, Intro to the CLASS Pre-K – Grand Island Public Schools – Early Learning Center – Grand Island
Registration Form

October

October 6, Intro to the CLASS Pre-K – ESU 7 North Building, Columbus
Registration Form
October 25 & 26, Toddler Observation (Reliability) Training – UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute, Omaha
Registration Form

November

November 29 & 30, CLASS Pre-K Observation (Reliability) Training – Educare, Lincoln
Registration Form

For more information on this training, contact Sarah Baird at sarah.baird@unmc.edu or call 402-559-4210.