The Oklahoma Early Learning Inventory (ELI)

The Early Learning Inventory (ELI) is a free, comprehensive tool to gauge students’ knowledge and skills at the start of the school year and to monitor students’ progress in these areas across the year. The ELI covers foundational knowledge and skills, such as counting and alphabet knowledge, as well as dispositions and abilities critical to early learning. Educator can quickly and purposefully gather information about their students’ knowledge and skills using the ELI’s observational rubrics that outline the progression of children’s learning across six essential domains of school readiness: 
  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Approaches toward learning;
  • Physical Development, Health, and Well Being;
  • Scientific Conceptual Understanding; and
  • Self, Family, and Community.

Beyond providing insight to educators on the entry point of the students in their class, it allows for rich conversation and information sharing with families on student goals. 

Initiative Informational Document

Frequently Asked Questions


The video below provides general information on the Early Learning Inventory, including appropriate uses and how to gain access.


ELI Training Modules are available on the OSDE Connect virtual learning platform.  The video below shows how to add the module to your learning plan.

On-going Support

OSDE staff will be hosting a Q&A session for those of you interested in the ELI and wanting to learn more.  The OSDE ECE team will be there ready to answer any of your questions!

  • Tuesday, August 10th, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Zoom Link
  • Passcode: 507744

ELI Dashboard

More Information Coming Soon!



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Last updated on August 19, 2021