CLASS® Pre-K Dimensions Guide

CLASS® Pre-K Dimensions Guide
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Ideal for sharing with pre-K educators new to the CLASS®! Provides an overview of the teacher-child interactions that form the popular classroom observation tool. Describes each of the 10 teacher-child interactions (or "dimensions") that make up the CLASS® assessment, explaining it's importance for children's social-emotional and academic growth. Provides practical strategies and tips to help teachers improve the effectiveness of their teaching across each of the CLASS® dimensions. Available in English or Spanish.


The accurate, reliable way to assess teacher–child interactions

For programs serving children from ages 3–5

With this pre-K version of the widely used Classroom Assessment Scoring System™ (CLASS™) tool, your early childhood program will have an accurate, reliable way to assess classrooms. The CLASS™ Pre-K tool assesses teacher–child interactions, a primary ingredient of early educational experiences that prepare children for future school success.

This reliable and valid tool:

  • Assesses three key domains of teacher–student interaction:Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, and Instructional Support
  • Provides developmentally appropriate descriptions of what effective interactions look like in pre-K classrooms
  • Establishes an accurate picture of classroom interactions through brief, repeated observation and scoring cycles
  • Highlights areas of strength and areas for growthuseful for guiding improvement efforts
  • Provides important information related to your program’s most urgent needs:accountability, professional development, and research

The CLASS™ Pre-K Dimensions

The CLASS™ Pre-K tool measures 10 critical dimensions that fall under three domains. You can get a reader-friendly overview and teaching tips for each domain in the CLASS™ Pre-K Dimensions Guide, available in English or Spanish.

Emotional support

  • Positive climate
  • Negative climate
  • Teacher sensitivity
  • Regard for student perspectives

Classroom organization

  • Behavior management
  • Productivity
  • Instructional Learning Formats

Instructional Supports

  • Instructional supports
  • Concept development
  • Quality of feedback
  • Language modeling