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1/23/2017

Early Learning Assessment Updates - January 2017

Happy New Year!  We hope everyone had a restful winter break. Much like the anticipation of spring during this time of year, preschool is an exciting time for young children and the educators who teach them. Throughout the school year, you witness the growing competence of the children you teach. As the children's skills develop, they are able to express and demonstrate an array of emerging skills. As a result of your efforts and their efforts every day, the children in your classroom establish the skills necessary to succeed in school.

  • Introduction, Welcome to Preschool and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Training and Ordering
  • Using the ELA
  • Bridge Form: Data Collection, Entering and Reporting
  • Ready 4 Kindergarten: Understanding ELA and KRA
  • ELA and Professional Development
  • Data Manager Guide and Reason Codes
  • Reporting Fall 2016 Assessment Data in EMIS
Please take time to read and share these news articles in this January edition, which provides additional information to support you in closing out the 2016-2017 school year and to prepare for the 2017-2018 school year.


1/23/2017

How to Sign Up & Manage Newsletter Subscriptions

Each month Early Learning and School Readiness publishes an Early Learning Newsletter which provides program updates for early childhood education. Learn how to sign up and manage your subscriptions. 


1/23/2017

January 2017 Early Learning Newsletter

Click here for the January edition of the Early Learning Program Updateswhich provides important Early Childhood Education news and information for administrators, teachers, families and community members. 


1/23/2017

Kindergarten Updates - January 2017

Happy New Year!  We hope everyone had a restful winter break. Much like the anticipation of spring during this time of year, kindergarten is an exciting time for young children and the educators who teach them. Throughout the school year, you witness the growing competence of the children you teach. As the children's skills develop, they are able to express and demonstrate an array of emerging skills. As a result of your efforts and their efforts every day, the children in your classroom establish the skills necessary to succeed in school.

Please take time to read and share these news articles in this January edition, which provides additional information to support you in closing out the 2016-2017 school year and to prepare for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Kindergarten Reminders
  • Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
  • Using the KRA: Individual Student Reports (ISRs), Scale Score Reports, EMIS Reporting, & Family Resources
  • Using the KRA: Third Grade Reading Guarantee
  • Ohio’s KRA: What to expect in 2017 and 2018
  • What’s My Role? OEDS Role Management in 2017
  • Programs to Secure KRA Kits for Re-Use in 2017
  • KRA Training Required
  • KRA Released Data


1/19/2017

Promoting Social and Emotional Development: Four New Resources for Communities and Families with Young Children

Building on prior successful partnerships to promote early brain and language development and early STEM education, today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services are joining with Too Small to Fail to release a Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children Toolkit on social and emotional development. All of the resources feature examples of simple actions to take, some of which caregivers might be doing already, such as maintaining consistent routines for young children.


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