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:

Responsive Caregiving

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

Emotional and Behavioral Support/Engaged Support for Learning

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

Emotional Support

      • Positive Climate
      • Negative Climate
      • Teacher Sensitivity
      • Regard for Student Perspectives

Classroom Organization

      • Behavior Management
      • Productivity
      • Instructional Learning Formats

Instructional Support

      • Concept Development
      • Quality of Feedback
      • Language Modeling

Emotional Support

      • Positive Climate
      • Negative Climate
      • Teacher Sensitivity
      • Regard for Student Perspective

Classroom Organization

      • Behavior Management
      • Productivity
      • Instructional Learning Formats

Instructional Support

      • Concept Development
      • Quality of Feedback
      • Language Modeling

Emotional Support

      • Positive Climate
      • Negative Climate
      • Teacher Sensitivity
      • Regard for Student Perspective

Classroom Organization

      • Behavior Management
      • Productivity
      • Negative Climate

Instructional Support

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

CLASS 2018 Training Schedule

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