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Robert C. Pianta

Robert C. Pianta, PhD

Dr. Pianta's work focuses on policy and practice that enhance children's outcomes, school readiness, and later achievement. He has served on the steering committee and is a study investigator for the NICHD Early Child Care Research Network. Dr. Pianta led a team that developed the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), an observation-based system to evaluate teacher effectiveness in the classroom and to improve that teacher's effectiveness with specific supports and mentoring. He is the editor of the Journal of School Psychology and serves on the editorial advisory boards for several journals.


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