Early Learning Update May 18, 2022

Early Learning Assessment

This message contains important updates for Early Learning Assessment Data Managers and Administrators.

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Spring 2022 Administration Window now Closed
The Early Learning Assessment spring administration window closed on May 15. Data Managers have until May 20 at 11:59 PM to complete data clean up such as student or teacher information and initiating or approving Transfer requests as needed.

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Spring 2022 Score Reporting
Programs serving children funded by the Early Childhood Education (ECE) grant or Preschool Special Education (PSE) are required to complete the Early Learning Assessment Ten Required Learning Progressions for those children and report scores for fall and spring administration windows. Please use the Learning Progression Score Report generated from the Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) system, or the Early Learning Assessment Bridge Form to obtain scores for reporting in EMIS. We will notify data managers when the spring learning progression score report is available.

If a child is funded using ECE Grant funds, the grantee receiving funding from ODE is required to report the child’s ELA data.

If a child receives PSE services, the child’s school district of residence is required to report the child’s ELA data in EMIS by August 26, 2022. This may include ensuring a child’s ELA data is reported in EMIS if other service providers (Education Service Center, Joint Vocational School, etc.) are administering the assessment and/or reporting data.

Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) System New Administration Interface
A new administration interface and dashboard within the KReady system was released on May 11. Users that have the data manager, district administrator, or school administrator role within the system will now see the new interface after clicking on the ‘Administration’ link. The purpose of the new interface was to update the code for this part of the system so it is working off of the most up-to-date technology and to give the interface a new look and design. The new interface has the same functionality as the previous interface. The data manager/administrator support manual has been updated to reflect the new administration interface.

If you experience an issue with the new administration interface, click on the ‘Legacy Mode’ button to switch back to the previous interface. Please report the issue to the Help Desk by calling 844-K12-OHIO (844-512-6446) or submit a ticket at www.ohio-k12.help so it can be fixed.

Archiving Reports
Data Managers and Building Administrators are encouraged to download available reports from KReady and save them locally by June 17. No user can generate a report from a previous year. Reports that have been generated this year by data managers and administrators will be archived in the system and will be available at the user level next school year. Reports generated by teachers will not be available after June 17. For additional information, visit Accessing the Archive on Ohio K-12 Help.

Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) System Update
The Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) system will have intermittent downtime for server updates and annual data archive from June 18 – 30. Data managers, administrators and teachers will not be able to generate any reports for either the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) or the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) during that time. 

2022-2023 Step Up to Quality Comprehensive Assessment Requirement
Continuing for the 2022-2023 school year, programs that choose to use Ohio’s Early Learning Assessment as their comprehensive assessment to meet SUTQ requirements must assess all preschool age children in the set of Ten Required Progressions (including 24 skills, or SKBs) at a minimum of two times during the year following a program determined schedule.

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Administration Materials
Please ensure your current ELA administration materials are securely stored as they will be used again for the 2022-2023 school year.

Printed copies of Ohio’s Comprehensive Early Learning Assessment (ELA) and/or Ohio’s ELA Ten Required Learning Progressions are available to any licensed ODJFS and ODE programs serving preschool age children.  For more information and to order materials, please visit ELA Order Form.

Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) System Teacher Accounts
Each teacher who needs trained in the ELA must have an individual account in the Ready for Kindergarten Online system (KReady) to participate in the training. New teachers might be reaching out to data managers this summer for help in getting their accounts set up. As you become aware of new hires who will be responsible for administering the ELA to kindergarten students please be sure to set them up with a KReady account for your school or district.

Early Learning Assessment Training
There is one remaining ELA training in June. There are no scheduled ELA sessions for the month of July, and training will resume in August. Additional information on dates and registration can be found at Early Learning Assessment for TeachersPlease note the registration process for the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Initial Training is done through a separate link and are not searchable on the Ohio Professional Registry at this time.

For help with the KReady system go to www.ohio-k12.help or call 844-K12-OHIO (844-512-6446) to submit a ticket for technical assistance.

For policy questions, please contact ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov.

Thank you for continuing to support the early care and education of Ohio’s youngest learners.


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