Learn how to use the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS): Pre-K® observation tool to help improve program quality and outcomes. The resources on this page may be useful to Head Start directors, education managers, coaches, teachers, and others who work with preschoolers.
Explore how to use CLASS® to improve program quality and outcomes. Hear strategies to promote well-organized environments, effective interactions, and engaging experiences.
Learn how and when to use CLASS® assessment data for quality program improvement. This brief addresses three main questions: what do the CLASS® results mean?; what are the different ways CLASS® results can be used?; and how should CLASS® results be reported and shared?
Explore this guide to learn how CLASS® relates to school readiness, as well as how to use the tool to collect and apply data. It includes case studies that show how programs have applied CLASS® for support and improvement.
This resource connects teaching practices and learning activities in the in-service suites with the domains and dimensions of CLASS®. Head Start grantees may find this tool useful in planning professional development.
Discover how this resource connects preschool teaching practices in the Effective Practice Guides with the CLASS® domains and dimensions. Head Start grantees can use this tool to plan professional development and focus coaching efforts.
Learn how Head Start programs can use CLASS® to support professional development and quality improvement efforts. The webcast features Dr. Bob Pianta, the developer of the CLASS®, and the Office of Head Start leadership team. Listen as they discuss the scope of and ways to integrate CLASS® into the Head Start monitoring and review process.
National Centers:Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning
Last Updated: December 3, 2020