CLASS not only defines teaching quality through the lens of interactions, it provides the ability to measure and improve the interactions that matter most for children’s outcomes. And, it’s a journey of continuous improvement that is data-driven.
As you implement CLASS, you will:
Learn more about the exciting enhancements coming to CLASS 2nd Edition and create a transition plan that works for your program!
Every program is on a different part of its quality improvement journey, and we recognize that transitions take time. We’re here to support your program as you make the move to CLASS 2nd Edition. We anticipate that programs may need up through the school year 2024-2025 to prepare.
During your transition period, we recommend:
Over 200 research studies prove children in classrooms with higher CLASS scores demonstrate better social-emotional, cognitive, and academic outcomes.
With a focus on research-based, developmentally appropriate interactions, CLASS is used across all ages, all classroom settings, and alongside any curriculum.
CLASS is the only assessment system that provides teachers the research-proven insights, skills, and strategies they need to improve interactions, the most critical component of their teaching practices.
There is a reason CLASS is the leading assessment tool in QRIS, and is the Office of Head Start’s chosen quality assessment tool — it works.
“Of the five individual quality indicators (typically in QRIS systems), the CLASS measure of teacher-child interaction quality consistently was the strongest predictor of children’s learning”