Early Learning Assessment for Teachers

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Ohio’s Early Learning Assessment (ELA) is a tool for teachers of preschool-age children to identify the current level of each child’s skills, knowledge and behaviors in the areas of Social Foundations, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Well-Being and Motor Development, as well as the Fine Arts.

 

RESOURCES

FORMS

ASSESSMENT WINDOWS​

The Early Learning Assessment can be used at any time throughout the calendar year. The year is divided into four assessment windows:

Fall:

Aug 15 - Nov 14

Winter: 

Nov 15 - Feb 14

Spring: 

Feb 15 - May 14

Summer:

May 15 - Aug 14

Programs that are required to use the Early Learning Assessment must administer the 10-Required Learning Progressions during the fall and spring windows. 


Training 

WHO IS REQUIRED TO BE TRAINED?

Educators who will use the Early Learning Assessment must successfully complete training that includes demonstrating reliability on a video simulator and passing a content knowledge test.  

HOW CAN I FIND AND REGISTER FOR TRAINING?

Trainings for the Early Learning Assessment is 100% virtual. Registration  can be done through the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) at www.registry.occrra.org.  The winter 2022 schedule will be listed soon! 

The Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Initial Training is for new users of the Early Learning Assessment who have not previously completed an ELA training.  (If you previously completed an in-person or hybrid ELA training, you do not need to complete the initial training.) This class is designed for early childhood professionals that will be observing, assessing, and scoring the ELA.  Participants will need an account in the Ready for Kindergarten Online system (also known as KReady). Contact ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov if you have questions or additional support.  

The Technology Mini Training is for people who have completed the 9-hour Early Learning Assessment (ELA) training in a previous year but who have not completed the Content and Simulation Assessments to receive a certificate. Participants will need an account in the Ready for Kindergarten Online system (also known as KReady). Contact ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov if you have questions or additional support.  

The Early Learning Assessment for Support Teachers is designed specifically for assistant teachers, paraprofessionals, and educational aides. This 100% online training will be for anyone who will be supporting a fully ELA-trained teacher with using the ELA. This training provides an overview of the Early Learning Assessment and focuses on observational assessment concepts including how to document observational evidence. 


Access Ready for Kindergarten Online

Teachers and administrators access the system at http://ohio.kready.org/login

  • Teachers will be able to access the system once they have an account from their Data Manager.
  • Teachers in ODE and ODJFS licensed programs are able to use the Ready for Kindergarten Online system.

Last Modified: 11/19/2021 4:58:59 PM