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

Category
Sub-Category
Domains
Classroom Instruction
Grades
< 3 Years,
Pre-Kindergarten,
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.

Access and Use

Contact

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, khirshpa@temple.edu

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Clarke-Stewart, K. A., Lee, Y., Allhusen, V. D., Kim, M. S., & McDowell, D. J. (2006). Observed differences between early childhood programs in the US and Korea: Reflections of “developmentally appropriate practices” in two cultural contexts. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology27(5), 427-443. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2006.06.006

Vartuli, S., & Rohs, J. (2009). Early childhood prospective teacher pedagogical belief shifts over time. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education30(4), 310-327. https://doi.org/10.1080/10901020903320262

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

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 Quarterly5(4), 475-494. https://doi.org/10.1016/0885-2006(90)90015-S

National Comparison
No