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CAP60 Partners with Brookes Publishing Co. to Bring CLASS® Tracking and Reporting to the CAP60 Data Management System.

Los Angeles, CA – November, 21 2015 CAP60 and Brookes Publishing are pleased to announce that automated scoring and reporting functions for the Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS®) will be integrated into the CAP60 management system. An observational tool used by all Head Start programs as part of the Office of Head Start Designation Renewal System and for ongoing professional development, the CLASS® tool objectively measures the quality of teacher–student interaction. Validated by more than 10 years of research in educational settings, the CLASS® measure helps pinpoint areas of strength and areas for growth, providing critical information that programs and schools can use to guide improvement efforts. Now, after completing their CLASS® observations, CAP60 Head Start users will be able to enter results into their system for automated scoring. With just a few mouse clicks, users can easily generate several reports to help monitor CLASS® scores for large programs and track changes over time. Because of the considerable time savings, users will appreciate this convenient new functionality. Hamid Kohan, president of CAP60 says, “CAP60 is dedicated to improving our software and helping to make data entry and reporting easier and more efficient for Head Start agencies. This partnership with Brookes Publishing does just that by integrating classroom observations into our system, making it even more of an Agency Management System.”Jeff Brookes, president of Brookes Publishing, says,“The CLASS® tool is invaluable for measuring the effectiveness of interactions between teachers and children. We’re proud to partner with CAP60 to support Head Start programs and other early childhood agencies with their CLASS® implementation.”The CLASS® integration will be available in CAP60 after 11/21/2015. About CAP60CAP60 is a provider of comprehensive Agency and Program Management tools that are designed for use by Community Action Programs, Head Start, as well as other Health and Human Services. CAP60 provides services to Agencies in over 40 States nationwide, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. CAP60’s customized applications are designed to meet data collection, tracking, and reporting needs of all aspects of the agency. In addition, CAP60’scomplete solution includes business process automation, and intranet solutions. CAPCAP60’s headquarters are based in Encino, California. For more information, please visit www.CAP60.com. About Brookes Publishing Co. Brookes Publishing is the premier publisher of practical, research-based resources that boost the learning and success of all people, with and without disabilities. For more than 35 years, the company has partnered with top experts on trusted books and tools that improve lives—from the critical early years through adulthood. Brookes Publishing is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, please visit www.brookespublishing.com.