Early Learning Assessment (ELA) 2019-2020 – Update

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.

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.