At some point in every training, someone invariably looks up and says, “So, if I want to be reliable, all I need to do is never score a 1 or a 7, right?”
Every time I hear this, I want to scream. However, since it’s poor form for the trainer to scream, I maintain my composure and calmly explain that although I understand the intuitive appeal of what I call “The Numbers Game,” I cannot recommend it for the reasons presented below:
So, if you're tempted to play the numbers game, hold your ground and think about all of the reasons why this approach is a bad one to take. In doing so, you are defending the integrity of the tool. Is it possible that you may have to take the CLASS reliability test for a second time? Possibly. But remember, it’s all about learning how to use the tool well and sometimes people who don't pass the first time gain a deeper understanding of the measure as they prepare to take the second test.
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