ELORS Teacher Guide
ELORS Teacher Guide

By Margaret Gillis, Ph.D., Tracey West, Ph.D., and Mary Ruth Coleman, Ph.D.

All key information about the Early Learning Observation and Rating Scale (ELORS) is available on the Get Ready to Read! site.

Teacher’s Guide Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Authors’ Acknowledgments
  • About the Authors
  • Overview of the ELORS
  • The Teacher Guide
  • ELORS Basic Information
  • Description of the ELORS
  • Purpose of the ELORS
  • Descriptions of Each Form
  • Domain Definitions and Items
  • Using the ELORS
  • The Role of the Teacher
  • Directions for Whole Class Form
  • Interpreting Results of Whole Class Form
  • Directions for Individual Child Forms
  • Interpreting Results of Individual Child Forms
  • Sharing Information
  • Assessment in Early Childhood
  • Background and National Standards for Assessment
  • Observation in Naturalistic Settings
  • The ELORS and Response to Intervention (RtI)
  • Overview of Response to Intervention (RtI) for Pre-K
  • Using the ELORS within an RtI framework
  • Resources for RtI Pre-K
  • Development of the ELORS
  • References

Download the Teacher’s Guide. (PDF, 44 pages)

The Early Learning and Observation Rating Scale (ELORS) is a publication of the National Center for Learning Disabilities in collaboration with the FPG Child Development Institute, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Suggested Tip!

Be Ready for Reading

Bring a book to your child’s next doctor’s appointment to ease the wait.  And, leave a book where you keep your reusable shopping bags to make the shopping cart a rolling reading room