Supportive Materials for ELORS

There are many reasons why children undergo assessments in school: the desire to know if they are making progress academically, if they are meeting proficiency benchmarks, and if they are being taught effectively. The following materials will provide additional background information about the Early Learning and Observation Rating Scale (ELORS) and its usage.

  • Definitions of Domains
    Learn more about the seven domains of learning the ELORS screening tool evaluates; ten observable skills and behaviors are outlined for each domain.

  • Assessment in Early Childhood
    Learn about the principles that guide practice to promote quality early childhood education, such as universal screening, progress monitoring, why it’s important to conduct observations in naturalistic settings, and how to determine which children might be struggling with learning.

  • ELORS and RTI
    Learn how the ELORS can be used within a response-to-intervention (RtI) framework. ELORS can be used across all tiers within an RtI framework.

  • Teacher’s Guide
    While all key information about ELORS is available on the Get Ready to Read! site, the complete manual is also available as a downloadable PDF.

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Be Ready for Reading

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