The Classroom Environment Scale (CES) helps create a positive school climate in which more students succeed. The instrument evaluates the effects of course content, teaching methods, teacher personality, class composition and characteristics of the overall classroom environment.
The 2002 Third Edition Manual is extensive, and has been used in educational settings by consultants, teachers and administrators to describe learning environments, contrast teachers’ and students’ views of the classroom, and to compare actual and preferred learning environments. The scale can be used to facilitate counseling, academic planning and program evaluation. The CES can also be used both in the aggregate to evaluate the classroom itself, as well as with individuals to reveal how a student views the classroom and his or her place in it.
The CES has three forms. Form R (Real) measures student and teacher perceptions of the current classroom environment; Form I (Ideal) asks students and teachers to describe the type of classroom they prefer; Form E (Expected) asks students and teachers to describe their expectations for what the classroom will be like. All three forms (R, I, E) are included. Administration of a single form (R, I, or E) is counted as an administration, while administration of all three forms one time is counted as three administrations.
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