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KINDERGARTEN READINESS ASSESSMENT REVISED (KRA-R) VIRTUAL TRAINING DATES June – October 2021 Training on the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised will be available using an online hybrid format (including self-paced modules and a scheduled webinar) beginning in June. All new kindergarten teachers, or other educators who will be scoring the KRA-R, must successfully complete the training...
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Preschool Data Manager Webinar Opportunities Spring 2021 Q & A Webinar When: Monday, April 19, 2021, 10 – 11 AM The Early Learning Assessment team will host a webinar designed to address questions you have as an assessment data manager regarding the Early Learning Assessment (ELA). We invite Data Managers to submit questions via a...
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Dear Early Learning Assessment Data Managers, This message contains updates from the Office of Early Learning & School Readiness Curriculum & Assessment Team about the Early Learning Assessment (ELA).  Please share this message with administrators and teachers. ELA Spring Administration The ELA Spring administration window begins Feb. 15 and ends May 14.  Data managers will...
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Dear Early Childhood Administrators, The following message includes the 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines and Early Learning Assessment updates.  Please share this information with other educators and staff in your programs.  If you have questions, please email ELSR@education.ohio.gov. 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines Now Posted The 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines are now posted. Early Childhood Education Grant...
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Dear Early Care and Education Professionals,   We appreciate your efforts and dedication to supporting early learning and school readiness to Ohio’s preschoolers!  Below are several important updates and information regarding the Early Learning Assessment.   Early Learning Assessment Score Report The Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Learning Progression (LP) Score Report is now available in the Ready...
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Thank you for your continued efforts to support teaching and learning in kindergarten. We know this year has many challenges and appreciate all you do. Here are some important updates about the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised:    KRA-R Reports The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) Scale Score Reports and Individual Student Reports (ISR) are available...
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Dear Early Learning Assessment Administrators and Data Managers, We have many upcoming Early Learning Assessment (ELA) training opportunities for teachers, administrators, and data managers. Teacher Training We are having a high number of “no shows” for the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) teacher training sessions. The ELA trainings are for educators who will use the assessment...
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Dear Assessment Data Managers and Elementary Building Principals, Thank you for supporting Ohio’s kindergarten students! With only 3 weeks remaining in the administration window, we would like to share a few updates and important reminders with you. Teacher Training Last chance for KRA-R teacher training!  There will be two more KRA-R teacher trainings next week....
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Given the changing demands that early childhood programs are facing this school year, the Ohio Department of Education has implemented two significant changes for preschool programs: (1) a reduced set of minimum standards from Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards and (2) reduced Early Learning Assessment minimum requirements.  These changes are effective for the 2020-2021...
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A series of sessions called Building Administrator – Tuesday Talks are scheduled to assist new and experienced building administrators in their administration of the Early Learning Assessment (ELA).  These sessions are focused on the work building admins do to facilitate the assessments in their building. The sessions will be structured as a 30-minute open office hour...
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