Early Learning Assessment for Teachers

ECE-Teacher-and-Girl-Child.jpgOhio’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.



ELA Pilot 2023-24 Forms


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


The Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Essentials Training is for new users who have not previously completed an ELA training. It is required for early care and education professionals who will be observing, assessing, and scoring the ELA. There are no more ELA Essentials Training sessions scheduled for this school year.   

Starting in summer 2024, the ELA Essentials Training will move to a fully online, self-paced format! This change will allow early care and education professionals to complete the training at a time that is convenient for them. More information coming soon!

Please send questions about ELA training to ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov.

ELA Data and Reports Training for Teachers

This recorded Webinar from October 27, 2023 will help educators use Early Learning Assessment (ELA) data reporting tools to enhance their ability to understand students' skills, identify trends, and make informed decisions to support individualized learning and improved educational outcomes. Here is the recording  link for the Ohio ELA Data and Reports Training for Teachers

Access Ready for Kindergarten Online System (KReady)

Registered ODE- and OJDFS-licensed programs access the system at https://ohio.kready.org/cas4/sign-in.  If your program is new to using the KReady system, the program administrator should contact the Help Desk for assistance on getting started.  Please call ELA Help Desk at 844-K12-OHIO (844-512-6446) or visit http://www.ohio-k12.help/ for assistance.

Last Modified: 5/6/2024 2:07:27 PM