Components of a Successful Classroom: Factor Analysis for Initial Validation

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,2
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about the development and preliminary validation of the CSC tool in the form of factor analysis.
  2. learn about the Components of a Successful Classroom (CSC) tool utilized within a school-based consultation program, and its use within a problem-solving consultation framework at the Tier 1 level.
  3. describe how the use of the CSC tool fits into a comprehensive role as outlined by the NASP Practice Model.


The current study examined a factor analysis of a Tier 1 classroom management observation tool for initial validation. This tool includes 15 items measuring critical features of Tier 1 strategies implemented by the classroom teacher, and is used to guide the problem-solving consultation process. Results showed that a three-factor solution provided better psychological interpretability; these constituted (a) preventive supports, (b) feedback and engagement, and (c) expectations and consequences. Future directions for continued psychometric validation will be reviewed.



Anniette F. Maldonado, University of Utah
Aaron J. Fischer, University of Utah
Ashley N. Coombs, University of Utah
Keith C. Radley, University of Utah


Leanne S. Hawken, Shengtian Wu, Lauren Perez


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