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Tool Name
Classroom Assessment Scoring System–Secondary (CLASS–S)

Evaluation Type
Classroom Observations

Subject
All Subjects

Grade
High School Grades only

Use of Evaluation
Formative
Summative
Used in Research

URL
http://class.teachstone.org/what/index.php

Developer
This product was developed by Robert Pianta and his colleagues at the Center for Advanced Study in Teaching and Learning at the University of Virginia.

Product Description
Based on the original Classroom Assessment Scoring System, this measure was developed for the assessment of emotional support, classroom organization, and instructional support for secondary school classrooms. The middle and secondary versions are being used by the American Board Certification for Teaching Excellence (ABCTE) for Distinguished Teacher Certification.

General Target Population Information
Based on the original PK–5 Classroom Assessment Scoring System, this measure was developed for the assessment of emotional support, classroom organization, and instructional support for secondary school classrooms.

Stage of Teacher Development
All Stages

Users
This protocol is being used by researchers and evaluators. It is currently being used in the Understanding Teaching Quality (UTC) study conducted by ETS, the Rand Corporation, and the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Drew Gitomer, Ph.D., and Courtney Bell, Ph.D., of ETS are leading the study, which is funded by a four-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Research and Resources

Pianta, R. C., Hamre, B. K., Haynes, N. J., Mintz, S. L., & LaParo, K. M. (2007). Classroom assessment scoring system manual, middle/secondary version. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia.

Dr. Gitomer and Dr. Bell at ETS are currently conducting research to assess different ways to implement CLASS, seeking to optimize its efficiency.


Cost

CLASS offers onsite training for approximately $2,000. This cost does not include material and normally is conducted on a district-level to train a few observers per school. 

CLASS also offers training at its own site for about $670 per person not including travel expenses but including materials. This cost includes the Train-the-Trainer program.


Contact Information

CLASS training and purchases are available through Teachstone.
Phone: 866-988-8352
E-Mail: office@teachstone.org
Website: www.class.teachstone.org    

Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia is responsible for creating the instrument.
350 Old Ivy Way, Suite 100
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: 434-982-4760
E-Mail: castl@virginia.edu 


Support Available
Also, being launched next summer is the Personal Development Program in which districts can use the evaluation as part of their professional development program; a more formative evaluation. Training is available through Teachstone at http://www.teachstone.org/.