For Conducting Observations

Tools and resources to support local and external CLASS® observations

Getting to Know CLASS®

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CLASS® Pre-K Dimensions Overview

A brief overview of the dimensions measured by CLASS® observation tool

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CLASS® Outcomes Summary

Summary of research on the CLASS® Pre-K through 3rd grade

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Recommendations for Using CLASS®

Recommendations for use in inclusive early childhood programs

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For Local CLASS® Observations

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CLASS® Calculator

Intended to help program leaders summarize PreK CLASS data

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CLASS® Feedback Form

Template for noting scores, strengths, and areas of growth

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Local Observations Guidebook

Provides protocols, answers to FAQs, and resources for local observations

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Guidance for Observing Virtual PreK Instruction

Template for conducting local observations of virtual instruction

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For External CLASS® Observations

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explains what CLASS® is, why Virginia is using it, and how it works

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Maximizing CLASS® Observations in VA

CLASS® observations happening in 2019-2020

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What are CLASS® Scores?

Learn how CLASS® looks at interactions between teachers and students.

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