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Tool Name
Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO)

Evaluation Type
Classroom Observations

Subject
Language Arts specific

Grade
Elementary Grades only

Use of Evaluation
Formative
Summative

URL
http://www.brookespublishing.com/store/books/smith-ellco/ELLCOTechnical.pdf

Developer
ELLCO Pre-K was developed by Miriam Smith, Joanne Brady, and Louisa Anastasopoulos. ELLCO K–3 was developed by Miriam Smith, Joanne Brady, and Nancy Clark-Chiarelli.

Product Description
This tool was developed to evaluate the practice of English language arts or reading teachers of students in Grades PK–3. The tools considers five elements: classroom structure, curriculum, language environment, books and book reading opportunities, and print and early reading supports. The observation is unique in that it includes an interview with the teacher.

General Target Population Information
The tool was designed to evaluate the practices of teachers of English language arts or reading of students in Grades PK–3.

Stage of Teacher Development
All Stages

Users
The Ohio Department of Education used the ELLCO protocol to gather information on and evaluate early childhood programs in the state. Several projects funded through the 2009 Early Reading First Grant Program use ELLCO as one of the research tools.

Research and Resources
The instrument has been verified by the New England Quality Research Center (NEQRC), which used it in 150 classrooms, and the Literacy Environment Enrichment Project (LEEP), which used it in 60 classrooms. Several projects funded through the 2009 Early Reading First Grant Program use ELLCO as one of the research tools.

Cost

The ELLCO Pre-K User's Guide costs $30. The ELLCO Pre-K Tool costs $30. Purchased together, the ELLCO Pre-K User's Guide and Tool cost $50.

The ELLCO K–3 User's Guide costs $30. The ELLCO K–3 Tool costs $30. Purchased together, the ELLCO K–3 User's Guide and Tool cost $50.


Contact Information
Brookes Publishing Co.
Customer Service Department 
P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285-0624
U.S. and Canada: 800-638-3775
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Support Available

A one-day professional development seminar is available.

Recommended book(s) or materials: ELLCO User's Guide and one ELLCO Toolkit per participant.

Number of participants: 5–20 Pre-kindergarten teachers, supervisors, and program staff, as well as researchers can benefit from this professional development

Speaker Fees:
1 day: $1,500*
3 days: $2,750–$7,750
*This fee is based on a group of 20 participants. For larger or smaller groups, the fees may vary.

Use the contact information above to schedule a professional development seminar through Brookes Publishing Co.