Explore the resources on this page, which may be useful to Head Start directors, education managers, coaches, teachers, and others who work with preschoolers.
During the 2016–2017 program year, the Office of Head Start (OHS) used the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) Pre-K Teacher-Child Observation Instrument during its on-site reviews of grantees. Review this resource for descriptive statistics of the 2017 grantee-level CLASS® data.
Explore these instruments, which are used to gather information to assess core performance areas of Head Start and Early Head Start grantees.
Effective, nurturing, and responsive teaching practices and interactions are key for all learning in early childhood settings. They foster trust and emotional security; are communication and language rich; and promote critical thinking and problem-solving.
Explore this guide that describes how the CLASS ™ relates to school readiness, and how using it to collect and apply data, including case studies that show how programs have applied CLASS ™ for support and improvement.
The Crosswalk of the 15-Minute In-service Suites with the CLASS® connects teaching practices and learning activities found in these in-service suites with the domains and dimensions of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)®. Head Start grantees may find this tool useful in planning professional development.
A National Overview of Grantee CLASS® Scores in 2015
A National Overview of Grantee CLASS® Scores in 2014
2012 Head Start Grantee-level Data from the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®)
2013 Head Start Grantee-Level Data from the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®)