Early Learning Assessment (ELA) 09-27-19 Update

Early Learning Assessment

Important reminders and updates about the Early Learning Assessment

Timeline

Teachers must enter all required skills, knowledge and behavior (SKB) scores in the KReady system no later than November 14, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.  Data Managers will have until Nov. 21 to clean up student demographics and transfer requests. Learning progression score reports for the fall data collection will be available for download in the KReady system starting Nov. 22.

EMIS reporting dates are found in the EMIS Calendar found here.

EAS reporting dates and directions are found in the FY 20 Grantee Manual.

Webinar Training Opportunities for Data Managers

KReady Data Managers Q+A – SURVEY

The KReady leadership and support team will host a webinar designed to specifically address questions you might have as an assessment/data manager regarding the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) and Early Learning Assessment (ELA). DMs will an opportunity to engage the team in a special webinar session that give participants the chance to ask questions around specific topics and receive response from our team live.  Please take a moment to respond to this brief survey and submit question you would like to team to address.  We will work to structure the webinar based on the submissions received. This Survey Ends Friday 10/4/19 Survey URL

Coming Soon – SAVE THE DATE!  KReady Data Managers Q&A Webinar

October 22, 2019

10:00am – 11:00am

Current data managers will have the opportunity to ask questions in advance and receive responses from members of the KReady leadership and support team.  The team will address questions specific to the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) and Early Learning Assessment (ELA) from topics previously submitted by KReady assessment/data managers across the state via a survey.  The topics will come from participant survey responses. Data Managers can submit questions and suggestions here > Survey Link.  Registration for this webinar will open soon.   

ELA Close Down Webinar

November 4, 2019

10:00am – 11:00am 

This webinar is for data managers responsible for submitting ELA reporting data to EMIS or EAS.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive responses from the KReady support team and program specialists from the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness. The topics will include closing down the Fall 2019 assessment window, data clean up considerations and an explanation on reporting the ELA data and other important topics. (60 mins) Register here.

New Online Training Opportunities Available Now!

It is our pleasure to introduce to you four ELA Jumpstart Modules. The Management Council in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning and School Readiness, has produced four short self-paced learning modules for early childhood educators implementing the Early Learning Assessment (ELA). These modules may serve as a primer for educators as they prepare to attend In-person ELA Training as well as a reference, resource and refresher for those currently utilizing the ELA.

These modules are freely available on the Help Desk KReady Support page at https://www.ohio-k12.help/kready-support/ and select the Assessment Administration button. This page contains multiple resources for educators including the Jump Start Modules. While it is possible to select any module in any order, the modules build upon material presented in the previous modules and are designed to be experienced in the following order:

Module 1: Foundations

Module 2: Deep Dive

Module 3: Technology

Module 4: Analysis & Application

The modules are available to anyone wanting more information about the ELA and provide a better understanding of the ELA’s background, administration, tools and uses for early childhood educators working with young children.  

For more information

Early Learning Assessment Website

ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov 

ELA Help Desk: http://www.ohio-k12.help/ 

Contact Information:

Elizabeth.Sailer@education.ohio.gov

Kimberly.Davis@education.ohio.gov