Classroom Strategies Assessment System [CSAS]

How It Works

Gathering Evidence

  • Observers record how often teachers perform certain strategies related to effective teaching
  • Observers and teachers rate how often teachers used effective teaching strategies
  • Observers and teachers rate how often teachers should have used effective teaching strategies
  • Observers and teachers complete a brief classroom checklist
 

Analyzing Evidence

  • Observers and teachers enter collected information into a user friendly scoring program
  • Scoring program examines collected information and calculates nine CSAS Dimension Scores related to effective instruction and classroom behavioral management
  • Scoring program uses information for both the purpose of formative and summative assessment of teacher performance
 

Interpreting Evidence

  • CSAS scoring program generates an informative report that identifies teacher strenghts and areas for professional development
  • Teachers are provided with specific targetted written feedback as well as visual feedback (graphs, charts, etc) about their performance on the CSAS
  • The report stimulates dialogue between observers and teachers about effective practice and professional development
  • Scoring program interprets the evidence and matches it to a four level performance rubric