CLASS® Observer Reliability Training

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® (2008 edition, unless otherwise noted).

Supporting CLASS® Trainees Through Their Training and Testing

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

This two-day training requires attendance both days to complete this training. Attendees must attend both days fully.

CLASS® Pre-K Observer Reliability

Cost: $500 per person; $400 for Parent Aware Coaches

  • IN PERSON: Monday and Tuesday, June 10-11, 2024, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, Pier B Resort Hotel, 800 West Railroad St. Duluth, MN 55802. Registration closes Thursday, May 23.
  • Accommodations: Classic View Guest rooms are $189 and Harbor View guest rooms are $219. Call the Pier B Resort Hotel front desk at 218-481-8888 and book in the Center for Early Education and Development room block or online at with GROUP code CENT1024. Rooms will be on hold until May 10.

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