Classroom PBIS systems are a microcosm of school-wide PBIS. Aligning classroom PBIS systems with school-wide PBIS systems fosters predictability, reduces time to master expectations, and increases the likelihood of practices being sustained over time. The CSD Classroom Climate Observation Tool (CCO) is designed to provide schools with a means to informally assess essential PBIS practices occurring within individual classrooms. The CCO contains observation items that address six essential practices:
- Classroom Structure
- Relationship and Cultural Responsiveness
- Expectations, Rules, and Routines
- Student Engagement
- Acknowledging Appropriate Behavior
- Responding to Behavioral Errors
The CCO can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes or less and provides opportunities for feedback and coaching and to identify professional learning needs within a school building.