CLASS™ Pre-K

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CLASS™ Pre-K

Manual

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Forms

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Dimensions Guide

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Dimensions Overview

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The accurate, reliable way to assess teacher–child interactions

For programs serving children from ages 3–5

Classroom Assessment Scoring System™ (CLASS™)With this pre-K version of the widely used Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS™) tool, your early childhood program will have an accurate, reliable way to assess classrooms. For use with children from ages 3–5, the CLASS Pre-K tool assesses teacher–child interactions, a primary ingredient of early educational experiences that prepare children for future school success.

This reliable and valid tool

  • assesses three key domains of teacher–student interaction: Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, and Instructional Support
  • provides developmentally appropriate descriptions of what effective interactions look like in pre-K classrooms
  • establishes an accurate picture of classroom interactions through brief, repeated observation and scoring cycles
  • highlights areas of strength and areas for growth useful for guiding improvement efforts
  • provides important information related to your program’s most urgent needs: accountability, professional development, and research

The CLASS Pre-K dimensions

The CLASS Pre-K tool measures 10 critical dimensions that fall under three domains. You can get a reader-friendly overview and teaching tips for each domain in the CLASS Pre-K Dimensions Guide, available in English or Spanish. (Sign up to receive a free, sample CLASS Dimensions Overview.)

Emotional support

  • positive climate
  • negative climate
  • teacher sensitivity
  • regard for student perspectives

Classroom organization

  • behavior management
  • productivity
  • instructional learning formats

Instructional supports

  • concept development
  • quality of feedback
  • language modeling

Training

Reliable use of the CLASS tool requires training. The two-day CLASS Observation Training prepares observers to use the measure accurately and culminates with a test and one-year CLASS observer certification. For more information on recommended training, availability, and scheduling, please visit the Teachstone website.