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Early Learning Update 10-09-19

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Webinar Training Opportunities for KReady Administrators and Data Managers

All webinar opportunities are listed at this link https://www.ohio-k12.help/kready-support/kready_dmt/.

KReady Building Administrators Webinar
October 16, 2019
10:00am – 11:00am

This webinar is for persons that have the role of building administrator and that access building level reports using the Kindergarten Online Assessment System (KReady) on the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) and/or Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA). This session will feature information specific to accessing various reports and insights for using the data to make decisions regarding instruction.

KReady Data Managers Q&A Webinar
October 22, 2019
10:00am – 11:00am

The team will address questions specific to the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) and Early Learning Assessment (ELA) from topics previously submitted by KReady assessment/data managers across the state via a survey. The topics will come from participant survey responses. Data Managers can submit questions and suggestions here > Survey Link.

KRA Close Down Webinar
October 28, 2019
10:00am – 11:00am

This webinar is for data managers responsible for submitting KRA reporting data to EMIS. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive responses from the KReady support team and program specialists from the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness. The topics will include closing down the Fall 2019 assessment window, data clean up considerations and an explanation on reporting the KRA data and other important topics.

ELA Close Down Webinar
November 4, 2019
10:00am – 11:00am

This webinar is for data managers responsible for submitting ELA reporting data to EMIS or EAS.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive responses from the KReady support team and program specialists from the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness. The topics will include closing down the Fall 2019 assessment window, data clean up considerations and an explanation on reporting the ELA data and other important topics.

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) 09-27-19 Update

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Important reminders and updates about the Early Learning Assessment

Timeline

Teachers must enter all required skills, knowledge and behavior (SKB) scores in the KReady system no later than November 14, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.  Data Managers will have until Nov. 21 to clean up student demographics and transfer requests. Learning progression score reports for the fall data collection will be available for download in the KReady system starting Nov. 22.

EMIS reporting dates are found in the EMIS Calendar found here.

EAS reporting dates and directions are found in the FY 20 Grantee Manual.

Webinar Training Opportunities for Data Managers

KReady Data Managers Q+A – SURVEY

The KReady leadership and support team will host a webinar designed to specifically address questions you might have as an assessment/data manager regarding the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) and Early Learning Assessment (ELA). DMs will an opportunity to engage the team in a special webinar session that give participants the chance to ask questions around specific topics and receive response from our team live.  Please take a moment to respond to this brief survey and submit question you would like to team to address.  We will work to structure the webinar based on the submissions received. This Survey Ends Friday 10/4/19 Survey URL

Coming Soon – SAVE THE DATE!  KReady Data Managers Q&A Webinar

October 22, 2019

10:00am – 11:00am

Current data managers will have the opportunity to ask questions in advance and receive responses from members of the KReady leadership and support team.  The team will address questions specific to the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) and Early Learning Assessment (ELA) from topics previously submitted by KReady assessment/data managers across the state via a survey.  The topics will come from participant survey responses. Data Managers can submit questions and suggestions here > Survey Link.  Registration for this webinar will open soon.   

ELA Close Down Webinar

November 4, 2019

10:00am – 11:00am 

This webinar is for data managers responsible for submitting ELA reporting data to EMIS or EAS.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive responses from the KReady support team and program specialists from the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness. The topics will include closing down the Fall 2019 assessment window, data clean up considerations and an explanation on reporting the ELA data and other important topics. (60 mins) Register here.

New Online Training Opportunities Available Now!

It is our pleasure to introduce to you four ELA Jumpstart Modules. The Management Council in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning and School Readiness, has produced four short self-paced learning modules for early childhood educators implementing the Early Learning Assessment (ELA). These modules may serve as a primer for educators as they prepare to attend In-person ELA Training as well as a reference, resource and refresher for those currently utilizing the ELA.

These modules are freely available on the Help Desk KReady Support page at https://www.ohio-k12.help/kready-support/ and select the Assessment Administration button. This page contains multiple resources for educators including the Jump Start Modules. While it is possible to select any module in any order, the modules build upon material presented in the previous modules and are designed to be experienced in the following order:

Module 1: Foundations

Module 2: Deep Dive

Module 3: Technology

Module 4: Analysis & Application

The modules are available to anyone wanting more information about the ELA and provide a better understanding of the ELA’s background, administration, tools and uses for early childhood educators working with young children.  

For more information

Early Learning Assessment Website

ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov 

ELA Help Desk: http://www.ohio-k12.help/ 

Contact Information:

Elizabeth.Sailer@education.ohio.gov

Kimberly.Davis@education.ohio.gov

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) 2019-2020 – Update

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Each school year, programs that receive Early Childhood Education (ECE) grant funding or Preschool Special Education (PSE) funding must complete the 10 required Learning Progressions of the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) during the fall and spring.

For all ECE and PSE funded children, the minimum ELA requirement includes:

  • Programs must assess and report the 10 Learning Progressions (24 Skills, knowledge and behaviors) on ECE and PSE funded children to either EMIS or EAS twice a year, fall and spring

For SUTQ rated programs:

If a program chooses to use the ELA as their comprehensive assessment, the program:

    • May or may not include the Fine Arts Domain
    • Must assess all children in all Learning Progressions (32 or 28) at a minimum of two times per year following the same schedule as the ECE and PSE schedule
    • Must report only the 10 required Learning Progressions for the ECE and PSE funded children to EMIS or EAS
    • May use KReady or the Bridge form to document and report the required 10 Learning Progressions, knowing that this year we will begin phasing out the Bridge Form
    • May use the KReady system to document and generate reports on all SKBs

If a program does not use the ELA as their comprehensive assessment, the program:

    • Must use another research-based comprehensive assessment on all children.
    • Must assess ECE and PSE funded children on the 10 required Learning Progressions of the ELA and must also assess these children with their chosen comprehensive assessment
    • Must report only the 10 required Learning Progressions for the ECE and PSE funded children to EMIS or EAS

Our fall ELA window began on August 15 and will end on November 14, 2019 at 11:59 PM. After November 14, teachers will not be able to enter any additional data into the KReady system. Data Managers will be able to approve transfers and clean up student demographic data in KReady through November 21.

Dates for ELA reporting into EMIS and EAS will be provided at a later date.

If you have any questions, please contact ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov.

Chartered Nonpublic KRA Data Manager Training Webinar

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Thank you for your participation in this year’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) administration.

The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness in partnership with Johns Hopkins University will host a KRA Data Manager Training Webinar for the Chartered Non-Public organizations that are participating in this year’s KRA administration. This training is about using the online Ready for Kindergarten (KReady) system and will take place on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM. 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)

Directions for Accessing the KRA 2019 Data Manager for CNP Webinar on August 28 from 11 AM to 12 PM:

  1. The webinar will be held in Zoom. If you have never used Zoom before, feel free to test your connection in advance using this link: https://zoom.us/test.
  2. Click this link to access the webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n8Ol9AbbQSCKp8JuK7NfRg

You will be asked to complete a brief form. Then, you will be directed to a page that contains your unique webinar URL. Click the link to join.

This session will be recorded and posted for people who are unable to attend. You can also view similar trainings online through the Help Desk.

KRA Data Manager Training Webinar

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The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness in partnership with Johns Hopkins University will host a KRA Data Manager Training Webinar about using the online Ready for Kindergarten (KReady). 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)

Directions for Accessing the KRA 2019 Data Manager for Public Schools Webinar on August 27 from 1 to 2 PM:

  1. The webinar will be held in Zoom. If you have never used Zoom before, feel free to test your connection in advance using this link: https://zoom.us/test.
  2. Click this link to access the webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XaXDpT4USN-RWU3bSbX6yg

You will be asked to complete a brief form. Then, you will be directed to a page that contains your unique webinar URL. Click the link to join.

This session will be recorded and posted for people who are unable to attend. You can also view similar trainings online through the Help Desk.

 

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) 2019-2020

Early Learning Assessment

Each school year, programs that receive Early Childhood Education (ECE) grant funding or Preschool Special Education (PSE) funding must complete the 10 required Learning Progressions of the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) during the fall and spring.

Our fall ELA window began on August 15 and will end on November 14, 2019 at 11:59 PM. After November 14, teachers will not be able to enter any additional data into the KReady system. Data Managers will be able to approve transfers and clean up student demographic data in KReady through November 21.

Dates for ELA reporting into EMIS and EAS will be provided at a later date.

If you have any questions, please contact ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov.

KReady Data Manager Webinar – Getting Started

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KReady Data Manager Webinar: Getting Started Fall 2019

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 – 10:00 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) and Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) 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)

Click Here to Register > http://bit.ly/2wY7ISc

(If the link does not work, please copy and paste the link into a new browser.)

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) – Update June 18, 2019

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Dear ELA Data Managers and Stakeholders, 

This is an update about the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) spring assessment and reporting window. The ELA assessment window ended May 14. Please refer to the guidance below on when data is expected in either EAS or EMIS for reporting purposes.  

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

Thank you!

Office of Early Learning & School Readiness
Curriculum & Assessment Team


Spring Assessment Window:

  • The last day for data managers to generate the Learning Progression (LP) score report from the KReady system is June 28.
  • The KReady system will close for the 2018-2019 school year on July 3rd for system maintenance and will open for the 2019-2020 school year on July 10th.
  • Data for early childhood education (ECE) grant funded children must be entered into EAS by June 30th, 2019.
  • Data for children funded by preschool special education (PSE) must be entered into EMIS by August 9th, 2019.

Troubleshooting:

  • If your district, school or program is having difficulty reporting into EMIS please first make sure all teacher data was entered during the spring window (February 15 – June 3). This includes resubmitting an unchanged score from the fall window if necessary. Screenshot1

 

  • Additionally, data managers need to enter a START date of 02/15/19 and an END date of 06/04/2019 when pulling the LP Report to accurately reflect the spring assessment window.

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  • If a teacher needs to resubmit data or enter a score due to an error, data managers will change the end date to June 28 to confirm the new entry is included in the Learning Progression (LP) score report.
  • Please contact the Office of Early Learning & School Readiness at ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov for assistance with troubleshooting reporting errors.

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) – Update May 28, 2019

Early Learning Assessment

Dear ELA Data Managers and Stakeholders, 

This is an update about the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) spring assessment and reporting window. The ELA assessment window ended May 14. Please refer to the guidance below on when data is expected in either EAS or EMIS for reporting purposes.  

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

Thank you!

Office of Early Learning & School Readiness
Curriculum & Assessment Team


Spring Assessment Window:

  • All student assessment data must be entered into the KReady system no later than June 3.
  • The last day for data managers to generate the Learning Progression (LP) score report from the KReady system is June 28.
  • The KReady system will close for the 2018-2019 school year on July 3rd for system maintenance and will open for the 2019-2020 school year on July 10th.
  • Data for early childhood education (ECE) grant funded children must be entered into EAS by June 30th, 2019.
  • Data for children funded by preschool special education (PSE) must be entered into EMIS by August 9th, 2019.

A few reminders:

  • Teachers need to enter new ratings or resubmit unchanged ratings in the KReady system for the Learning Progression (LP) Score Report to accurately reflect current data for spring.

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  • Data managers need to enter a START date of 02/15/19 and an END date of 06/04/2019 when pulling the LP Report to accurately reflect the spring assessment window.

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