Early Learning Update February 4, 2021

Early Learning Assessment

Dear Early Learning Assessment Data Managers,

This message contains updates from the Office of Early Learning & School Readiness Curriculum & Assessment Team about the Early Learning Assessment (ELA). 

Please share this message with administrators and teachers.

ELA Spring Administration

The ELA Spring administration window begins Feb. 15 and ends May 14.  Data managers will need to use the spring enrollment token to enroll preschool students in the spring assessment window for teachers to enter ratings.

Programs that receive Preschool Special Education (PSE) and/or Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs funds are encouraged to submit their fall scores in EMIS or EAS now if they haven’t already.

KReady Data Manager Webinar: Getting Started

Monday, February 8, 2021

10 AM – 11 AM

This webinar is primarily for new data managers and will provide information on using the Kindergarten Online Assessment System (KReady) to report Early Learning Assessment (ELA) scores and data. This session will feature a general overview of the KReady System and address information regarding, Data Manager Access, using the Bulk Loader, and Data Formatting. (60 mins) Registration link.

If you are unable to attend the Webinars, the materials and video will be available online later in the week at the Help Desk’s Data Manager Training Website.


For more information

First, check out the department’s Early Learning Assessment Website.  To learn more about each assessment, click on the links for Administrator, Teacher, or Family Resources. 

Email your questions about the Early Learning Assessment:


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Help Desk: The Ohio K12 Help desk provides support for statewide K12 education programs including the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) and the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA). Go to www.ohio-k12.help or call 844-K12-OHIO (844-512-6446) to submit a ticket for technical assistance.

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