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Ohio’s Early Learning Assessment Teacher Training
Early Learning Assessment (ELA) training is required for teachers and support persons who will be using the assessment. The following options for training will be provided.
The Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Initial Training is for new users who have not previously completed an ELA training. It is designed for early childhood professionals that will be observing, assessing, and scoring the ELA. Participants will need an account in the Ready for Kindergarten Online system (also known as KReady).
For Fall 2022, participants for the ELA Virtual Initial Training will register by completing the registration found in the ELA Training Schedule Fall 2022 schedule.
The Early Learning Assessment for Support Teachers is designed specifically for assistant teachers, paraprofessionals, and educational aides. This online training is 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 can be done through the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR).
For Fall 2022, the ELA Support Teacher Training Fall 2022 schedule lists dates, times, and ST numbers needed to register. Educators will need to register using the ST number.
The ELA Technology Virtual Training in a previous year but who have not completed the Content and Simulation Assessments to receive a certificate. Participants will need an account in the Ready for Kindergarten Online system (also known as KReady). Registration can be done through the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) at registry.occrra.org.
For Fall 2022, the ELA Technology Virtual Training Fall 2022 schedule lists dates, times, and ST numbers needed to register. Educators will need to register using the ST number.
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