Observations of Quality Teacher-Child Interactions
A report published in the August 2013 issue of Science magazine, looks at Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs)—attempting to determine if these pre-K evaluation systems actually lead to improved educational outcomes for students. The study found CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) observations of the quality of teacher-child interactions is the strongest predictor of children’s learning. Read full article below:
Sabol, T. J., Hong, S. S., Pianta, R. C., & Burchinal, M. R. (2013). Can rating pre-K programs predict children's learning?. Science, 341(6148), 845-846.