Early Learning Update Dec 14, 2023

Early Learning Assessment

Dear Early Care and Education Professionals,

We appreciate your efforts and dedication to supporting Ohio’s preschool children! Below is an update regarding Early Learning Assessment reports and training.

Early Learning Assessment Score Report
The Early Learning Assessment (ELA) has one report for data managers to download this year – the ELA SKB Ratings Report. Data managers can access these reports by logging into their KReady accounts, and following the directions in Accessing the SKB Ratings Report.

Each school year, Early Childhood Education grantees and preschool special education providers must report required scores for children assessed during the fall and spring assessment windows. For the 2023-24 school year, any program using the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) as part of the requirements for Early Childhood Education Grant (ECE) and/or Preschool Special Education (PSE) funded children, must enter all student ratings in the Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) system. Programs will NOT report ELA results in EMIS or EAS as they have in previous years.

Winter ELA Data Collection Open in KReady
The winter data collection is open for enrollment in the KReady system and will close on February 14, 2024.

Teacher Training
Early Learning Assessment Essentials Trainings are scheduled for January. This training is for new users of the Early Learning Assessment who have not previously completed an ELA training and is designed for early childhood professionals that will be observing, assessing, and scoring the ELA. Participants need an account in the Ready for Kindergarten Online system (also known as KReady) to complete the training. The ELA Essentials training consists of completing self-paced online modules and content assessment (Part 1) and a scheduled 3.5-hour online session (Part 2). Teachers must complete the self-paced online modules and a content assessment to be able to register for Part 2.

January 4, 2024 8:30 A.M. to Noon
January 5, 2024 8:30 A.M. to Noon
January 8, 2024 4:30 P.M. to 8 P.M.
January 11, 2024 Noon to 3:30 P.M.
January 19, 2024 8:30 A.M. to Noon
January 20, 2024 8:30 A.M. to Noon

For additional details about these and other ELA training opportunities, including how to register, visit the ELA for Teachers webpage.

Data Manager Training
Support for data managers can be found at the Ohio K12Help Desk. Archived training webinars for Data Managers are available here. Mark your calendars for an ELA Data Manager Webinar – Data Prep and Loading on February 16, 2024, from 10 – 11 AM. More details and registration information will be posted on the ELA for Administrators Webpage soon.

ELA Data and Reports for Administrators
This recorded Webinar from Nov. 14, 2023 will help data managers and administrators explore Early Learning Assessment reports in KReady, and how they can be used to support district and school efforts. Here is the recording link for the ELA Data and Reports for Administrators.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ELAHelp@education.ohio.gov for policy questions or reach out to Ohio K12 Help for technology assistance at 1-844-512-6446.

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