Early Learning Update December 15, 2020

Early Learning Assessment

Dear Early Care and Education Professionals,


We appreciate your efforts and dedication to supporting early learning and school readiness to Ohio’s preschoolers!  Below are several important updates and information regarding the Early Learning Assessment.


Early Learning Assessment Score Report

The Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Learning Progression (LP) Score Report is now available in the Ready for Kindergarten Online system. Data managers can access these reports by logging into their KReady account, and following these directions. Resources for reporting the 10 Learning Progression items are listed below.

Ready for Kindergarten Online System (KReady) Updates

The KReady system was recently updated and now includes an enhanced interface for teachers. Teachers are still able to access the assessment data collection link(s), enter scores and ratings, and view the same reports. Please visit the 2020 KReady System Update for additional information. A new module, The ELA Data Display module, has been published on the KReady ELA Educator site. It is under: ELA Technology > Guides > Data Displays. Additional information and updated training documents regarding the system updates will be coming soon.


Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Virtual Initial Training Dates

Registration for the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Virtual Initial Training is now open through the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) at  www.registry.occrra.org. You must search by ST number to find these events in the registry. The spring 2021 training schedule including dates, times, and ST numbers needed to register are available in this Early Learning Assessment Virtual Initial Training Dates document.


The Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Virtual Initial Training is for new users of the Early Learning Assessment. If a teacher has previously completed an in-person or hybrid ELA training, he or she does not need to complete this new training.


If you have any questions, please contact us at ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov for policy questions or reach out to Ohio K12 Help for technology assistance at 1-844-512-6446.


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