Observation services

Our staff observe classrooms using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) and Environmental Rating Scales (ERS). To maximize program understanding and professional development, our observers also co-observe with program observers to compare scores and maintain adherence to the selected tool.

We conduct classroom observations for multiple research, evaluation, and professional development projects in Minnesota.

Our staff observe to the highest standards of reliability in the field, which ensures they conduct observations the same way each time.

Available observation services

Example observation projects

  • Measuring coaching quality in Parent Aware for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Parent Aware is Minnesota’s quality rating and improvement system for child care and early education programs.
  • CLASS® observations for sites that seek a 3- or 4-star rating as part of Parent Aware.
  • Pre-K CLASS® observations for a Head Start program.

Let us know how we can help

Learn more about the observation services we offer and how we can customize a project to meet your needs.

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