Early Learning Scale (ELS)

The Early Learning Scale (ELS) is an assessment that is based on observations of PK students. The instrument covers Math/Science, Social-Emotional/Social Studies, and Language and Literacy, with a Motor Development supplement. The ELS can be used with English Language learners, gifted children, and children with special needs.

Grades
PreK
Languages
English
Domains
Topic
Subtopics

Number Sense, Spatial Sense, Number Properties ad Operations, Counting, Represetatio, Geomotry, Measurement, Additional Topics, Risk Indicator

Length
Not applicable because the assessment is rubric-style. Teachers fill out after authentic observation of the students throughout the school year, then use the ELS rubric at the end of the year to review students' work.
Price

ELS Online Assessment System and Observations App: $15.95 per student for 1-99 students, $13.95 for 100-499 students, $11.95 for 500-1,499 students; $10.95 for 1,500-2,499; $9.95 for 2,500+ students

Training
Online and on-site training available
Qualifications
Not specified
Open Access
No
Administration
Individual
Scoring
Computer scoring
Resources on Psychometric Properties

Riley-Ayers, S., Frede, E., & Jung, K. (2010). ELS Technical Report. Retrieved from National Institute for Early Education Research website: https://www.myelsonline.com/www/pdf/ELSBrochure.pdf

Instrument Use in Peer-Reviewed Studies

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