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The CLASS program (© UW-Board of Regents 1988-2013) was developed by Martin Nystrand at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) for the in-class analysis of classroom discourse. Grounded in dialogic instruction, t is a research tool used to build profiles of classroom interaction and to investigate the effects of classroom discourse on student achievement. CLASS 5.0 (in development) will autonomously measure and assess key indices of classroom discourse. Our ultimate goal is a program which will need no observer or research assistant data collector, nothing intrusive in classrooms, no violation of teacher or student identity. Just a super smart phone app-like device and some microphones that autonomously process classroom discourse.