Early Learning Assessment
LiteBrite is now offering Virtual ELA Training!
ELA Virtual Training
ELA New Teacher Training has been completed for 2022. Professionals seeking to attend ELA New Teacher Training for the 2023 - 24 school year should check the LiteBrite website for spring and summer dates. If interested in being added to our email blast regarding upcoming ELA training dates, please submit your information using the following link:
Those interested individuals will be contacted about upcoming training dates.
Early Learning Assessment (ELA) (12 HRS, COK 8 Hrs Professionalism/4Hrs Child Development)
This training will provide teachers with the skills needed to use the ELA tool. Participants must attend all 12 hours of in class training, and pass a Simulator and Content Assessment in order to use the tool.
For more information about the ELA, please visit the R4K Website.
If you have not already applied to use the ELA, please fill out the Application Form. Please be aware of the dates in the chart below.
The Early Learning Assessment (ELA) is a tool for teachers of preschool age children to learn about the current level of each child’s skills, knowledge and behaviors in the areas of Social Foundations, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Well-Being and Motor Development, as well as the Fine Arts.
This assessment will require teachers to observe children during the natural course of the child’s day. The ELA is a continuous process of knowing about the child’s learning as the learning is happening throughout the year. Children will not complete test questions or provide test answers. The ELA is an ongoing process of observations performed by the teacher to gather information on how a child is developing over time. This process allows the teacher to form an understanding of the child’s learning and development that will assist them in planning future learning opportunities.
Teachers will be able to share a report with families that explains their findings and provide suggestions on activities families can do at home to continue to support children’s growth and development.