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Tool Name
Comprehensive School Reform Classroom Observation System (CSRCOS)

Evaluation Type
Classroom Observations

All Subjects

All Grades

Use of Evaluation
Used in Research

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This product was developed by Mary McCaslin, Thomas Good, and Caroline Wiley.

Product Description
The CSRCOS is an observation instrument primarily used in research to examine the presence or absence of instructional practices that have been found to characterize effective teaching. Reseach using this instrument has focused on on-task student behavior, student-teacher relationships, and student autonomy.

General Target Population Information
This system was developed for teachers in schools involved in comprehensive school reform.

Stage of Teacher Development
All Stages

This product was designed for researchers studying comprehensive school reform models and schools.

Research and Resources

McCaslin, M., Good, T. L., Nichols, S., Zhang, J., Wiley, C. R. H., Bozack, A. R., et al. (2006). Comprehensive school reform: An observational study of teaching in grades 3 through 5. Elementary School Journal, 106(4), 313.

Wiley, C. H., Good, T. L., & McCaslin, M. (2008). Comprehensive school reform instructional practices throughout a school year: The role of subject matter, grade level, and time of year. Teachers College Record, 110(11), 2361–2388.

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Contact Information
Mary McClasin, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Department of Educational Psychology

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This instrument was developed and used for research purposes.