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Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Update

Early Learning Assessment

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

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov


Spring Assessment Window

The ELA Spring Assessment window opened on February 15 and ends on May 14, and we encourage programs to utilize the KReady system for data collection.

  • All teacher data should be entered into the KReady system no later than June 3.
  • The last day for data managers to pull Learning Progression (LP) score reports from the KReady system is June 28.
  • Data for children funded by preschool special education (PSE) must be entered into EMIS by August 9th, 2019.
  • Data for early childhood education (ECE) grant funded children must be entered into EAS by June 30th, 2019.

Data Manager Q + A

Our partners at Ohio’s K-12 Help Desk will host a question and answer panel discussion for data managers to address questions regarding the Early Learning Assessment (ELA). 

During this 60-minute session, participants will receive answers to questions submitted to the team via chat and live during this session. 

The ELA Data Manager Q + A Panel Webinar will take place at 10:00 AM on April 17, 2019.  Click here to register for this session.

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Data Manager Survey and Webinar

Early Learning Assessment

Our partners at Ohio’s K-12 Help Desk will host a question and answer panel discussion for data managers to address questions regarding the Early Learning Assessment (ELA). 

During this 60-minute session, participants will receive answers to questions submitted to the team via chat and live during this session. 

Data managers are encouraged to respond to a brief survey to select topics for the panel discussion session. Click here to take the survey.

The ELA Data Manager Q + A Panel Webinar will take place at 10:00 AM on April 17, 2019.  Click here to register for this session.

Thank you,

Office of Early Learning & School Readiness
Curriculum & Assessment Team

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Spring Update

Early Learning Assessment

Dear Early Learning Assessment Participants,

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

Fall Reporting Window

  • The ELA Fall Reporting window has been extended until March 29, 2019 for all programs who report their data into EMIS.
  • If you need assistance with retrieving data from KReady for submission, please contact Ohio K12 Help at 1-844-512-6446 or http://ohio-k12.help

Spring Assessment Window

  • The ELA Spring Assessment window opens on February 15 and ends on May 14 and we encourage programs to utilize the KReady system for data collection.
  • All teacher data must be entered into the KReady system no later than June 3.
  • The last day for data managers to pull Learning Progression (LP) score reports from the KReady system is June 28.
  • Data for children funded by preschool special education (PSE) must be entered into EMIS by August 9th, 2019.
  • Data for early childhood education (ECE) grant funded children must be entered into EAS by June 30th, 2019.

For additional information, please refer to our Early Learning news and updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Thank you!

Office of Early Learning & School Readiness
Curriculum & Assessment Team 

ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov

 

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Focus Group Sessions

Early Learning Assessment

The Office for Early Learning and School Readiness at the Ohio Department of Education invites early childhood professionals to participate in one of the upcoming Early Learning Assessment Focus Group sessions.

The Department will host six separate sessions via a virtual meeting space, with sessions scheduled for March 20-22 and April 2. Those interested in offering experiences and opinions about the Early Learning Assessment should register for one of the above dates by March 15.

For questions, please contact ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov at the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness.

 

 

FY19 Fall Early Learning Assessment (A) Collection, v3

FY19 Fall Early Learning Assessment (A) Collection, v3

Please refer to the Release Notes for details regarding this newly posted collection request.

  • If the student is being reported as included in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) grant, then the LEA that has been awarded the grant should report the ELA outcomes.
  • If the student is a student with a disability and is not a participant in the ECE grant, then the district of residence should report the ELA outcomes, even if the district of residence is not the LEA that is educating the student. If the district of residence does not have the scores to be reported and the educating district or ESC has already reported the scores to EMIS, then the district of residence can download the scores from the assessment history module in ODDEX.

Please refer to the Release Notes for details regarding this newly posted collection request.

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Reporting Window Update

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). 

  • The ELA Reporting window has been extended until March 1 for all programs who report their data into EMIS.
  • If your district or program had a small or inconsistent amount of data compared to previous data collections, we suggest running the ELA Learning Progression (LP) report again and resubmitting your data to EMIS. Directions for running the LP Report can be found here.
  • If you need assistance with retrieving data from KReady for submission, please contact Ohio K12 Help at 1-844-512-6446 or www.ohio-k12.help.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Thank you!

Office of Early Learning & School Readiness
Curriculum & Assessment Team
ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov

Early Learning Assessment Spring 2019 Webinar

Early Learning Assessment

Dear ELA Assessment Data Managers,

Our partners at Ohio K12 Help have scheduled the following webinars to assist with the spring assessment window.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

ELA Data Manager Webinar: Getting Started Spring 2019

  • Friday, February 08, 2019 at 10:00 AM
  • Friday, February 08, 2019 at 2:00 PM

This webinar is primarily for new data managers and will provide information on using the KReady Online Assessment System 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 KReady Bulk Loader, and Data Formatting. (60 mins)

To Attend a Session…

Visit this link (https://www.ohio-k12.help/kready_dmt/), select a date and click REGISTER to attend a session.

2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Data Appeal

2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Data Appeal

Starting Monday, Feb. 4 through Wednesday, Feb. 13, superintendents of traditional districts and community schools that educate kindergarten students can review the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) data that were reported in EMIS during the 2019 school year. A superintendent who finds inaccurate data should submit an appeal by the February 13 deadline using the 2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Data Appeal. This is available in the Forms application in SAFE.

The superintendent, EMIS coordinator, and superintendent designee all have access to fill out the data appeal form. The Department will consider the submission official when the superintendent or designee approves the form and completes the process. For answers to questions regarding the data review or data appeals, contact the Office of Data Quality.