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Early Learning Program Assessment Tool

ELPAT©: Early Learning Program Assessment Tool

Analysis – ELPAT© is our Early Learning Program Assessment Tool. Delivered in partnership with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, our ELPAT© software is designed to be utilized as a site-dependent assessment that can be compared within the district or early learning cohort by like demographic programs. Schools can obtain the AASA Early Learning certification through the completion of the rubric.

AASA Early Learning Program Assessment Tool Certification

Certification under the ELPAT review is a national distinction endorsed by the AASA.  Progressive districts who seek cultural change through best practice examples based upon national criteria participate in the process with guidance from Standard For Success. The certification allows districts to have access to best practice examples and cohort comparison data to drive program success.

AASA Origins

The SFS Early Learning Program Assessment Tool (ELPAT©) was created by Edward Manuszak -Superintendent in Dundee, MI and AASA Early Learning Cohort co-Chair.

Specific to Early Learning Programs

This tool is a comprehensive and universal way for school leaders to get a quick snapshot of how effective their early learning programs are for students and families. 

Early Learning Program Assessment Tool Structure

The assessment is broken into a superintendent/district survey & 4 distinct program age groups with standards that include instructional practice (engaged play, literacy & language, language development, math, science, social studies), family & community engagement/outreach, professional development, social/emotional development, curriculum & resources, learning environment, developmental assessments, and health & wellness development.

Early Learning Program Assessment Tool standards include…

Instructional Practice

Family and Community Engagement

Engaged Play

Professional Development

Curriculum and Resources

Learning Environment

Developmental Assessments

Health & Wellness Development

Social / Emotional Development

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Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents

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Rossville Consolidated School District

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