Early Learning Update September 9, 2021

Early Learning Assessment

This message includes updated Early Learning Assessment training opportunities for teachers, administrators and support professionals.


Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Virtual Initial Training: We have added additional ELA initial trainings to the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) at  www.registry.occrra.org. The ELA Fall 2021 Training Schedule lists dates, times, and ST numbers needed to register. Educators will need to register using the ST number. If a teacher is having trouble enrolling in one of the sessions, please contact ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov and we can manually register a participant. Participants will need an account in the Ready for Kindergarten Online system (also known as KReady). This training is for teachers and other educators who are responsible for making scoring decisions using the ELA.

NEW!  Early Learning Assessment Training for Support Professionals: This training is designed specifically for assistant teachers, paraprofessionals, and educational aides. This 100% online training will be for anyone who will be supporting a fully ELA-trained teacher with using the ELA. This training provides an overview of the Early Learning Assessment and focuses on observational assessment concepts including how to document observational evidence. Registration for this training will be through the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) at www.registry.occrra.org. The ELA for Support Professionals lists dates, times, and ST numbers needed to register. Educators will need to register using the ST number.

Early Learning Assessment Technology Mini Training:  This 100% virtual training is for individuals who have completed the 9-hour Early Learning Assessment training that did not include information about how to use the Ready for Kindergarten Online system and have not completed the reliability assessment (Simulation Assessment). The ELA 2021 Technology Mini Training Schedule lists dates, times, and ST numbers needed to register. An individual KReady account is required to participate in this training. Contact your program data manager or administrator for information about how to obtain your own account prior to registering for this training. Contact ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov if you are having issues with meeting the prerequisite in the Ohio Professional Registry.

Early Learning Assessment Data Manager and Administrator Q & A: The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness will host a Q & A session for data managers and administrators on October 1, 2021, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. This will be an informal, open forum to ask questions about the Early Learning Assessment which could include topics like supporting teachers with administration, data entry, EMIS reporting, using the results, or policies. Participants will be able to ask questions verbally or by entering them into the chat. Teams Meeting Link 


Please contact ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov for additional questions. 


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