Early Language and 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
Languages
English
Respondent
Observer

Administration Information

Length
18 items
Price

$80

National Sample
No

Access and Use

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

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
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes
Psychometric Citations

Smith, M., Dickinson, D. K., Sangeorge, A., & Anastasopoulos, L. (2003). Early language and literacy environment classroom observation (Research ed.). Baltimore, MD: Brookes.