The CPTS measure comprises a 46-item, teacher report measure. CPTS items do not contain any Responsive Classroom® approach terminology and are rated on a five-point Likert scale ranging from one (not at all characteristic) to five (extremely characteristic). Some examples include “In the morning we have a class meeting where we sit in a circle facing one another,” and “When introducing new materials, I ask students to demonstrate ideas for how to use and care for the materials”. CPTS composite scores, computed by averaging across 46 items, served as an indicator of adherence to RC practices.

Full Measure

Citation
Nathanson, L., Sawyer, B., & Rimm‐Kaufman, S.E. (2007).Classroom Practices Teacher Survey. Unpublished instrument. University of Virginia.