The Tribal Early
Childhood Research Center formed a Community of Learning regarding the
Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) consisting of four directors of American
Indian/Alaska Native Head Start programs and three university-based
researchers. The CLASS Community of Learning was formed in response to
concerns raised during Office of Head Start tribal consultations regarding the
cultural appropriateness of the CLASS in tribal programs. To examine this issue, the CLASS Community of Learning conducted a survey of
Head Start directors serving primarily American Indian/Alaska Native children
regarding their use and perceptions of the CLASS. The Community of
Learning has engaged in a thorough analysis of the primarily qualitative data,
and they are preparing a manuscript from their work for submission.
Read about the Cultural and Practice Perspectives on the CLASS here.