Early Language & Literacy Classroom Observation Toolkit (ELLCO)

The Early Language & Literacy Classroom Observation Toolkit (ELLCO) is a classroom observation measure that asesses the quality of the classroom environment and teacher practices across five key literacy elements: classroom structure, curriculum, the language environment, books and book reading opportunities, and print and early writing support. The measure is primarily designed for administrators and teachers of preschool and early elementary classrooms to use for professional development and program improvement.

Content

Domains
Subdomain
Topics
Classroom Instruction
Grades
Pre-K-3
Languages
English
Respondent
Observer

Administration information

Length
18 items
Price

$80

Administration
Individual,
Observation
National Sample
No

Access and Use

Contact
Brookes Publishing, 1-800-638-3775
Instrument Use in Peer-Reviewed Studies

Cunningham, D. D. (2010). Relating Preschool Quality to Children’s Literacy Development. Early Childhood Education Journal, 37(6), 501–507.

Jackson, B., Larzelere, R., St. Clair, L., Corr, M., Fichter, C., & Egertson, H. (2006). The impact of HeadsUp! Reading on early childhood educators’ literacy practices and preschool children’s literacy skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 21(2), 213–226.

Wayne, A., DiCarlo, C. F., Burts, D. C., & Benedict, J. (2007). Increasing the Literacy Behaviors of Preschool Children Through Environmental Modification and Teacher Mediation. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 22(1), 5–16.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
No
Resources on Psychometric Properties
Smith, M., Dickinson, D. K., Sangeorge, A., & Anastasopoulos, L. (2003). Early language and literacy environment classroom observation (Research ed.). Baltimore, MD: Brookes.