This message contains important updates for Early Learning Assessment Data Managers and Administrators.
Early Learning Assessment Score Report The Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Learning Progression (LP) Score Report is now available in the Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) 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.
Archiving Reports Data Managers and Building Administrators are encouraged to download available reports from the Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) system and save them locally by June 17. No user can generate a report from a previous year. Reports that have been generated this year by data managers and administrators will be archived in the system and will be available at the user level next school year. Reports generated by teachers will not be available after June 17. The KReady system will have intermittent downtime for server updates and annual data archive from June 18 – 30. For additional information, visit Accessing the Archive on Ohio K-12 Help.
Early Learning Assessment Training
The Fall 2022 Early Learning Assessment Training schedule is now available. The trainings include Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Virtual Initial Training, Early Learning Assessment for Support Teachers and ELA Technology Virtual Training.
The Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Initial Training is for new users who have not previously completed an ELA training. It 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). Participants for the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Virtual Initial Training will register by completing the registration link found in the ELA Training Schedule Fall 2022.
The Early Learning Assessment for Support Teachers is designed specifically for assistant teachers, paraprofessionals, and educational aides. This online training is 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. Registration can be done through the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) at https://registry.occrra.org/. The ELA Support Teacher Training Fall 2022schedule lists dates, times, and ST numbers needed to register. Educators will need to register using the ST number.
The ELA Technology Virtual Training is for educators 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). Registration can be done through the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) at https://registry.occrra.org/. The ELA Technology Virtual Training Fall 2022 schedule lists dates, times, and ST numbers needed to register. Educators will need to register using the ST number.
For help with the KReady system go to www.ohio-k12.help or call 844-K12-OHIO (844-512-6446) to submit a ticket for technical assistance.
For policy questions, please contact ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov.
Thank you for continuing to support the early care and education of Ohio’s youngest learners.