This message contains important updates for Early Learning Assessment Data Managers and Administrators.
Data Manager Training: Data Prep and Loading
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
This webinar is for new data managers and will provide information on using the Ready for Kindergarten Online system, also known as KReady, to report Early Learning Assessment scores and data. This session features a general overview and detailed information related to data preparation and loading student, teacher, and enrollment data for the Spring 2023 administration window. Registration Link
If you are unable to attend the webinar, the materials and recording will be available online later in the week at the Help Desk’s Data Manager Training Website.
ELA Spring Administration
The ELA Spring 2023 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 in order for teachers to enter ratings. The data token will be available in the data manager’s KReady account on Feb. 15.
An Early Learning Assessment for Support Teachers training is scheduled for Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. – noon. This training is designed specifically for assistant teachers, paraprofessionals, and educational aides and will benefit 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. To register, log into the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) at registry.occrra.org and use the ST number ST10128432.
Initial Teacher Training
The next Early Learning Assessment Initial Teacher Training has been scheduled for March. This training is for new users of the Early Learning Assessment who have not previously completed an ELA training and is designed for early childhood professionals who will be observing, assessing, and scoring the ELA. The training is one and a half days with a full day online session Mar. 3 and a half day online session Mar. 10. Online modules must be completed prior to the first session and you must complete both days of the training. To register, visit the ELA for Teachers webpage.
|ELA Initial Teacher Training||Sessions 1 & 2: Mar. 3
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(break 11:30 a.m. – noon)
|Session 3: Mar. 10
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
If you have questions about the Early Learning Assessment, please email ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov.
For technical questions about the KReady system, go to www.ohio-k12.help or call 844-K12-OHIO (844-512-6446) to submit a ticket for technical assistance.