CLASS Observer

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


Position: Certified CLASS Observer

Position Type: This is a part-time, part-year (September-November and January-April) contract position.

Location: New Orleans, LA

Agenda for Children seeks certified reliable observers to conduct Toddler and Pre-K CLASS observations in early learning programs throughout New Orleans. CLASS observations are conducted in the morning, and typically take two to three hours to complete. CLASS is an assessment tool developed by Teachstone to measure the quality of teacher-child interactions. The CLASS assessments conducted by Agenda observers are used by the Louisiana Department of Education to rate publicly funded programs.

In order to become a certified reliable CLASS observer, individuals must complete a two-day training on the tool (either Toddler CLASS or Pre-K CLASS), then pass an online certification test. While experience in early childhood and/or conducting assessments can be helpful, it is not required for this position. The ideal candidate will possess strong attention to detail and be able to assess multiple dimensions simultaneously.

Ensure Reliability:

Conduct Individual CLASS Observations:

Report CLASS Observation Results and Feedback:

Other Duties as Required:



CLASS Observers are entitled to $150 per each completed CLASS Observation and submission of feedback form to CLASS Coordinator. The contractor will not be reimbursed for mileage and will not be paid if CLASS Observation and feedback form are not submitted. If a site cancels the CLASS Observation, the CLASS Observer is entitled to $25 upon submission of Missed Observation form with signature from the site director. CLASS Observers are entitled to $175 per each completed CLASS Double Code Observation.

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