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Early Childhood Learning Environment

How are DC's pre-K programs promoting student development and learning?

This page shares data on the quality of teacher-child interactions in pre-K four-year-old classrooms in public schools throughout DC. The data is gathered through the CLASS instrument, a research-based tool for observing and assessing the effectiveness of classroom interactions in the pre-K classrooms and that is used to promote student development and learning.

Classroom Organization

Score for the teacher’s observed classroom routines and procedures, assessing organization and management of student behavior and classroom activities. Generally, a score of 1 or 2 is considered low quality, a score of 3, 4, or 5 is considered moderate quality and a score of 6 or 7 is considered high quality.

Emotional Support

Score for how well the teacher promotes a positive classroom environment. Generally, a score of 1 or 2 is considered low quality, a score of 3, 4, or 5 is considered moderate quality and a score of 6 or 7 is considered high quality.

Instructional Support

Score for how well the teacher implements instruction to promote learning development. Generally, a score of 1 or 2 is considered low quality, a score of 3, 4, or 5 is considered moderate quality and a score of 6 or 7 is considered high quality.