Classroom Practices Inventory (CPI)

The Classroom Practices Inventory is a classroom observation measure for early childhood classrooms. It is designed to assess the developmental appropriateness of classroom and curricular practices, teachers actions, children's activites, and teacher-child interactions.

Content

Domains
Subdomain
Topics
Classroom Instruction,
Teacher Knowledge,
Teacher Skills,
Teacher Beliefs,
Teacher Self-Efficacy
Grades
Pre-Kindergarten
Languages
English
Respondent
Teacher

Administration Information

Length
26 items across four factors: (1) Choice, Concreteness, Creativity; (2) Rote Learning, Isolated Skillls, Extrinsic Rewards; (3) Positive Emotional Climate and Positive Discipline; (4) Physical Activity and Individualized Learning.
National Sample
No

Access and Use

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Clarke-Stewart, K. A., Lee, Y., Allhusen, V. D., Kim, M. S., & McDowell, D. J. (2006). Observed differences between early childhood programs in the U.S. and Korea: Reflections of “developmentally appropriate practices” in two cultural contexts. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 27(5), 427–443.

Vartuli, S., & Rohs, J. (2009). Early Childhood Prospective Teacher Pedagogical Belief Shifts Over Time. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 30(4), 310–327.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
No
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes
Psychometric Citations

Hyson, M. C., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Rescorla, L. (1990). The classroom practices inventory: An observation instrument based on NAEYC’s guidelines for developmentally appropriate practices for 4- and 5-year-old children. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 5(4), 475–494.