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Ohio’s Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System. Overview. Assessment System Purpose Assessment Components Early Learning Assessment Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Timelines and Next Steps . 2. Purpose.

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  • Assessment System Purpose

  • Assessment Components

    • Early Learning Assessment

    • Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

  • Timelines and Next Steps



  • Support children’s development and academic achievement to improve educational outcomes

  • Measure the progress of children in all essential domains of school readiness


  • All essential domains of school readiness

  • ONE Comprehensive Assessment System with built-in accommodations for ALL students

  • Extensive reliability and validity research including review by a national expert panel

  • Aligned to state and national standards

Assessment system components
Assessment System Components

Online Reporting System

Multiple Methods of Measurement

Professional Development

Comprehensive Assessment System

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Early Learning Assessment

Early learning assessment
Early Learning Assessment

  • Teachers will be able to

    • Track children’s learning trajectories

    • Individualize learning opportunities and plan for intervention

    • Ensure that children are on the path for kindergarten readiness

    • Informs Early Childhood Outcomes for preschool children with disabilities

Kindergarten readiness assessment
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

  • Identify individual children’s needs and provide necessary supports to children and teachers

  • Assist teachers in data-driven instructional decision making at the child and classroom level

  • Provide families with information about their children’s learning and development

  • Inform prior early learning and development stakeholders

Item types
Item Types

  • Selected response items

  • Performance tasks

  • Observation rubrics


  • Online Reporting System

    • Assessment administration and scoring

    • Data capture and reporting

  • Electronic Learning Community

    • Professional development

  • Virtual Performance Assessment

    • Interactive items for students

Professional development
Professional Development

  • Train-the-trainer Model

  • Web-based training, coaching, and technical assistance

  • Online learning communities

  • Use of simulation activities

Administration timelines
Administration Timelines

  • Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

    • Administration Window: First day of school through November 1st.

    • Language and literacy portion will meet TGRG requirements if administered by 9/30

  • Early Learning Assessment

    • Fall & Spring administration model

    • Optional continuous use model throughout year

Next steps
Next Steps

  • February 12, 2:30-4pm statewide webcast

  • Regional in-person meetings

  • Teacher training April 1 to early September 2014 for Kindergarten Readiness Assessment