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.

Content

Subdomain
Topics
Additional Topics,
Counting,
Measurement,
Number Properites and Operations,
Number Sense,
Representation,
Risk Indicator,
Spatial Sense
Grades
Pre-Kindergarten
Languages
English
Respondent
Observer

Administration Information

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.
Group/Individual
Individual
Administration
Observation
National Sample
No

Access and Use

Contact

855-827-5830

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Not found

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Open Access
No
Psychometric Citations

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