Early Learning Update 01-24-20

Early Learning Assessment

Dear ELA Assessment Data Managers,

We have scheduled a series of Webinars to support you with the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) spring administration window. All Webinars are recorded and are made available shortly after they occur. Links to access archived Webinars are posted on our Early Learning Assessment for Administrators Webpage. Upcoming and previous webinars can be accessed here – https://www.ohio-k12.help/kready-support/kready_dmt/  

Office of Early Learning & School Readiness

Curriculum & Assessment Team

ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov 


ELA Spring 2020 Webinar – Getting Started

Monday, February 3, 2020

10:00 am – 11:00 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) Spring 2020 scores and data. Additionally, this is the first time for double or split ELA assessment windows. Returning data managers are also encouraged to attend for updates on the process. This session will feature a general overview of the KReady System and address information regarding, Data Manager Access, using the Bulk Loader, Data Formatting and Updates. (60 mins) Register for this webinar 


ELA Data Manager Webinar

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Download the Zoom desktop client: https://www.zoom.us/support/download

Click this link to access the webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bNA8GT2EQDazTcG_2oZWJg

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. 


ELA KReady Data Manager Q + A Webinar 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

10:00 am – 11:00 am 

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. Registration coming soon. 


ELA KReady Building Administrator Webinar

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

10:00 am – 11:00 am 

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). This session will feature information specific to accessing various reports and insights for using the data to make decisions regarding instruction. (60 mins) Register for this webinar  


ELA Data Manager 2020 Update Webinar

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

10:00 am– 11:00 am 

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 Spring 2020 assessment window, data clean up considerations and an explanation on reporting the ELA data and other important topics. (60 mins) Register for this webinar