CLASS uses research-driven insights to improve how teachers interact with children every day to cultivate supportive, structured, and engaging classroom experiences.
CLASS is a flexible tool that focuses on the heart of great teaching: the teacher-student interactions proven to drive learning and development.
CLASS helps child-care providers nurture children's early learning while responding to their needs. As children enter preschool, their sense of themselves is grounded in, and dependent on, relationships. CLASS helps preschool teachers foster a secure, supportive base for learning and exploration.
This is an important marker of high-quality early childhood education and we are proud to share our results!
|Dimension||2017 National Head Start Program Mean Scores||2017 Mainspring Scores|
|Emotional Support||Positive Climate||6.01||6.63|
|Regard for Student Perspective||5.45||5.83|
|Classroom Organization||Behavior Management||6.00||6.25|
|Instructional Learning Framework||5.35||5.46|
|Instructional Support||Concept Development||2.49||5.00|
|Quality of Feedback||2.99||4.92|
The Classroom Assessment Scoring System™ (CLASS) “is the only observational teacher-assessment tool that captures teacher behaviors linked to students gains and that has been proven to work in tens of thousands of classrooms, from preschool to high school and beyond,” according to the University of Virginia.