Professional Development with the ELAT Project

Early Literacy Assessment Tool Project (ELAT) Professional Development

Professional Development is available! Check it out here.

Information about the ELAT Project for the 24-25 school year will be provided to districts and schools in the project soon

Scroll to learn about other professional development opportunities.

Want to learn more about mClass?  Click on this link to learn more.

Contact Kim Ballantyne with additional questions.


Colorado Department of Education

Professional Development for all Schools in the ELAT Project


Professional Development Opportunities

In partnership with CDE, we’re excited to offer a number of opportunities for Colorado educators in the ELAT (Early Literacy Assessment Tool) Project this school year. 

Sign up for Professional Development for the 2024-2025 school year.

Professional Development for school new to the ELAT Project

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Professional Development for schools returning to the ELAT Project

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Please direct any questions about ELAT Professional Development to Kim Ballantyne, PD Strategist, at

If you have questions related to CDE, please contact Megan Rogers .

Self-paced online mClass courses

Online asynchronous courses are available at this link.


mClass DIBELS 8 asynchronous courses are available for educators who cannot attend a remote or in-person training session.  After completing this course participants will be prepared to administer the mClass DIBELS 8 assessment.


If you have questions about this course, please let Kim Ballantyne know! Seats are free as part of your participation in ELAT.

mCLASS with DIBELS 8th Edition Scoring Practice

PSF – Phonemic Segmentation Fluency

NWF – Nonsense Word Fluency

WRF – Word Reading Fluency

ORF – Oral Reading Fluency

mCLASS Lectura Scoring Practice

FNL – Fluidez en nombrar letras

FSS – Fluidez en la segmentación de sílabas

QQ – ¿Qué queda?

  • G2 Easy             YouTube    

FSL – Fluidez en los sonidos de letras

LSS – Fluidez en los sonidos de sílabas

  • G1 Easy                YouTube   
  • GK Challenge      YouTube   

FEP – Fluidez en la lectura de palabras

  • G1 Easy                YouTube    
  • G3 Medium           YouTube    

FLO – Fluidez en la lectura oral

  • G1 Easy                 YouTube    
  • G3 Medium           YouTube  
  • G1 Challenge        YouTube  
  • G4 Challenge        YouTube   

Participant Materials

Participation notebooks for both DIBELS 8 and Lectura can be found at this link.

Training Surveys

Use this link to complete the survey for your training.  Your trainer will provide you with a 6 digit code to complete the survey.