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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...
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Thank you for your continued efforts to support teaching and learning in kindergarten. We know this year has many challenges and appreciate all you do. Here are some important updates about the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised:    KRA-R Reports The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) Scale Score Reports and Individual Student Reports (ISR) are available...
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Dear Early Learning Assessment Administrators and Data Managers, We have many upcoming Early Learning Assessment (ELA) training opportunities for teachers, administrators, and data managers. Teacher Training We are having a high number of “no shows” for the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) teacher training sessions. The ELA trainings are for educators who will use the assessment...
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Dear Assessment Data Managers and Elementary Building Principals, Thank you for supporting Ohio’s kindergarten students! With only 3 weeks remaining in the administration window, we would like to share a few updates and important reminders with you. Teacher Training Last chance for KRA-R teacher training!  There will be two more KRA-R teacher trainings next week....
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Given the changing demands that early childhood programs are facing this school year, the Ohio Department of Education has implemented two significant changes for preschool programs: (1) a reduced set of minimum standards from Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards and (2) reduced Early Learning Assessment minimum requirements.  These changes are effective for the 2020-2021...
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A series of sessions called Building Administrator – Tuesday Talks are scheduled to assist new and experienced building administrators in their administration of the Early Learning Assessment (ELA).  These sessions are focused on the work building admins do to facilitate the assessments in their building. The sessions will be structured as a 30-minute open office hour...
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Fall Assessment Update from the Ohio Department of Education  As schools begin the 2020-2021 school year, teaching and learning will be provided through virtual, blended and in-person environments. Assessment plays a critical role in determining each student’s individual needs during the reset and restart. At the same time, the unique circumstances of this year create some logistical challenges for test administration. The Ohio Department of Education is committed to working through these issues to support the...
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August 12 Updated Transitional Pandemic Rules This letter provides an update to the May 31 and June 9, 2020 letters for Ohio Department of Education-licensed preschool and school-age child care programs. On August 10, 2020, the State Board of Education adopted updated emergency rules that reflect the changing environment of the state as it continues...
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Ohio’s Early Learning Assessment Teacher Training Early Learning Assessment (ELA) training is required for teachers who will be using the assessment. The training is organized in three modules.  Each module consists of independent course work, called Jump Start Modules, and a learning session held in a Zoom virtual classroom. The ELA Jump Start Modules are...
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Preschool and Kindergarten Data Manager Training Opportunity KReady Data Manager Webinar: Getting Started Fall 2020 Facilitated by The Management Council When: Monday, August 10, 10:00am–11:00am Registration link: https://bit.ly/33xlRYf   This webinar is primarily for new data managers and will provide information on using the Ready for Kindergarten Online system (KReady) to report Early Learning Assessment (ELA) and Kindergarten...
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