CLASS™ Observer Reliability

Participate and learn how to become a reliable observer from certified Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) trainers. We offer training for the Infant, Toddler, Pre-K, and K-3 versions of CLASS™.

What to expect

16 clock hours

  • Receive comprehensive instruction about the tool.
  • Score video segments in preparation for the online reliability testing.

Participants must pass the Teachstone online test to become a reliable CLASS™ observer. The test takes about 8 hours to complete.

Those interested in training others to become reliable observers must attend a Train-the-Trainer session offered via Teachstone.

As a Parent Aware partner, we offer the Infant, Toddler, Pre-K, and K-3 versions of this training to build capacity for CLASS™ observations and coaching. Parent Aware is the Minnesota Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).

Who should attend

  • Anyone who participates in the Parent Aware (QRIS) system in Minnesota

Register for a scheduled training

Cost: $400 per person

Time: See individual training dates for hours

PRE-K TRAINING: January 23-24, 2019. Register by January 2. University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 202, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm both days. Directions and parking. NOTE: This training is discounted for Parent Aware Coaches (Quality and CLASS™). Choose Participant Type “Parent Aware Coach” when registering to receive the $100 price reduction.

Register for January 23-24

INFANT TRAINING: February 5-6, 2019. Register by January 15. University of Minnesota West Bank campus, Room 35 Mondale Hall, 229 – 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55455. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days. Directions and parking.

Register for February 5-6

K-3 TRAINING: February 6-7, 2019. Register by January 16. University of Minnesota West Bank campus, Room 35 Mondale Hall, 229 – 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55455. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days. Directions and parking.

Register for February 6-7

TODDLER TRAINING: February 13-14, 2019. Register by January 23. University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 202, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm both days. Directions and parking.

Register for February 13-14

PRE-K TRAINING: March 6-7, 2019. Register by February 13. University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 202, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm both days. Directions and parking. NOTE: This training is discounted for Parent Aware Coaches (Quality and CLASS™). Choose Participant Type “Parent Aware Coach” when registering to receive the $100 price reduction.

Register for March 6-7

PRE-K TRAINING: April 1-2, 2019. Register by March 11. St. Peter Community Center, Recreation Department, 600 South 5th Street, St. Peter Room 217, St. Peter, MN, 56082. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm both days.   Directions.  NOTE: This training is discounted for Parent Aware Coaches (Quality and CLASS™). Choose Participant Type “Parent Aware Coach” when registering to receive the $100 price reduction.

Register for April 1-2

PRE-K TRAINING: June 10-11, 2019. Register by May 20. Comfort Suites Canal Park, 408 Canal Park Dr, Duluth, MN, 55802. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm both days. DirectionsNOTE: This training is discounted for Parent Aware Coaches (Quality and CLASS™). Choose Participant Type “Parent Aware Coach” when registering to receive the $100 price reduction.

Register for June 10-11

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