CLASS® trainings

The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) is an observational assessment tool designed to assess classroom quality in infant through 12th grade classrooms.

We’re a leading provider of CLASS® training in Minnesota and ready to prepare you to implement CLASS® in your own classroom, home, or center, and to support those who do.

All trainings are approved by Achieve MN Center for Professional Development and are available in Develop, the Minnesota Quality Improvement and Registry Tool.

Access self-guided online modules about CLASS®, which offer an introduction to the Classroom Assessment Scoring System. You’ll also learn how the concepts measured by the CLASS® apply to Minnesota quality initiatives.

Getting to Know Parent Aware’s Observation Tool

Get an overview of the CLASS® framework and learn why teacher-child interactions are so important.

CLASS® Observer Reliability

Learn about the CLASS® instrument and score video segments in preparation for online reliability testing. This training is for individuals who live or work in Minnesota only.

Getting Ready to Recertify on Parent Aware’s Observation Tool — Coding Refresher

Prepare for your annual reliability recertification test. Review the pre-K CLASS® tool, practice coding with video, and get tips for recertification.

For coaches

Putting Interactions into Practice — Foundation Course (PIIP)

Are you a coach, supervisor, coordinator, trainer, or consultant? Prepare to work with teachers on CLASS® concepts and practices.

Putting Interactions into Practice — Building Relationships (ES) for RBPD Specialists

If you support teachers as a coach or in a related role, join us to take an in-depth look at the four emotional support dimensions: positive climate, negative climate, teacher sensitivity, and regard for student perspective.

Putting Interactions into Practice — Classroom Management (CO) for RBPD Specialists

Review the dimensions that fit in the classroom organization domain – behavior management, productivity, and instructional learning formats – and identify successful application strategies.

Putting Interactions into Practice — Promoting Thinking (IS) for RBPD Specialists

Prepare to aid teachers in strengthening concept development, quality of feedback, and language modeling in interactions and activities.

For teachers

Putting Interactions into Practice — Building Relationships (ES) for Educators

The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) measures emotional support in four dimensions: positive climate, negative climate, teacher sensitivity, and regard for student perspective. This training will prepare teachers to review these areas through the lens of their own teaching practices.

Putting Interactions into Practice — Classroom Management (CO) for Educators

Analyze classroom organization dimensions – behavior management, productivity and instructional learning formats – and learn how they fit into the overall context of the CLASS®.

Putting Interactions into Practice — Promoting Thinking (IS) for Educators

If you’re an educator, prepare to implement the classroom interaction strategies of concept development, quality of feedback, and language modeling.

For administrators

Parent Aware Classroom Observation Tool: An Introduction for Directors and Administrators

Explore what the Classroom Assessment Scoring System, CLASS®, tool is and how it is used in Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, Parent Aware. This training is intended for directors, program administrators, education coordinators, principals, or any other program leadership staff.

For family child care providers

Supporting Quality Interactions in FCC: An Introduction

The training is intended for family child care providers who want to get an introductory overview of the CLASS® and how CLASS® might look like in multi-aged settings.