Ideal for sharing with pre-K educators new to the CLASS®! Provides an overview of the teacher-child interactions that form the popular classroom observation tool. Describes each of the 10 teacher-child interactions (or "dimensions") that make up the CLASS® assessment, explaining it's importance for children's social-emotional and academic growth. Provides practical strategies and tips to help teachers improve the effectiveness of their teaching across each of the CLASS® dimensions. Available in English or Spanish.
The accurate, reliable way to assess teacher–child interactions
For programs serving children from ages 3–5
With this PreK version of the widely used Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS®) tool, your early childhood program will have an accurate, reliable way to assess classrooms. The CLASS® PreK 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 PreK 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® PreK Dimensions
The CLASS® PreK 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® PreK Dimensions Guide, available in English or Spanish.
- Positive climate
- Negative climate
- Teacher sensitivity
- Regard for student perspectives
- Behavior management
- Instructional Learning Formats
- Instructional supports
- Concept development
- Quality of feedback
- Language modeling