DRDP (2015) Data Submission Timeline for Special Education

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Welcome

This interactive timeline describes the process of observing, documenting, rating, and submitting DRDP (2015) data for special education.

How to use this timeline:

Click on the months above for specific details about each step of the reporting process. To get started, select the Introduction (I) tab above.

Introduction

All eligible children must be assessed using the DRDP (2015) twice a year, in the fall and spring. To be included in the fall, children must begin services before Oct. 1; to be included in the spring, children must begin services before March 1.

NOTE: You must allow at least six months between the completion dates of each child’s assessment for the assessment results to be valid.

Following are some links that you might find useful:

“What is Authentic Assessment” Video
DRDP (2015) Preschool Fundamental View Manual
DRDP (2015) Infant/Toddler View Manual
Data Submission Guidance

AUG

Ongoing Authentic Assessment The DRDP (2015) is completed based on information gathered through the use of ongoing, authentic assessment. This involves the systematic recording of observations of children over time as they are engaged in familiar activities and routines with familiar adults in natural environments. Observations include those completed by the assessor as well as those reported by parents and other caregivers. A more detailed description of authentic assessment can be found by clicking on this link to watch “What is Authentic Assessment” Video available on the Results Matter Video Library (toward the bottom of the page).

SEP

Ongoing Authentic Assessment During September, assessors should continue to use effective ongoing authentic assessment strategies. Click on the August tab to read a description of authentic assessment.

OCT

DRDP-Focused Observation, Documentation, and Rating All eligible children must be assessed using the DRDP (2015) twice a year, in the fall and spring. To be included in the fall, children must begin services before October 1. The rating of the fall DRDP (2015) is based on observations made during the six week period prior to when you submit the DRDP (2015) Rating Record. During October and November you should review the measures of the DRDP (2015) and focus your authentic assessment observations on rating the measures. Note: This time frame is general – consult your program administrator for a more specific time frame for your program.

NOV

DRDP-Focused Observation, Documentation, and Rating All eligible children must be assessed using the DRDP (2015) twice a year, in the fall and spring. To be included in the fall, children must begin services before October 1. The rating of the fall DRDP (2015) is based on observations made during the six week period prior to when you submit the DRDP (2015) Rating Record. During October and November you should review the measures of the DRDP (2015) and focus your authentic assessment observations on rating the measures. Note: This time frame is general – consult your program administrator for a more specific time frame for your program.

DEC

Assessors Submit Fall Data You can finalize and submit fall DRDP (2015) data throughout December - all data must be submitted to your SELPA by January 1. Three steps to finalize and submit the DRDP data: 1. Complete the child’s Information Page. 2. Check the Rating Record to make sure all the measures are rated. 3. Submit DRDP (2015) data. Note: consult your program administrator as to how, when, and to whom DRDP (2015) data will be submitted.

JAN

SELPAs Submit Fall Data SELPAs have until February 1 to submit and certify their fall DRDP (2015) data to CASEMIS. In order to meet this deadline, assessors will need to submit their data well in advance of the certification date - consult your program administrator as to how, when, and to whom DRDP (2015) data will be submitted.

FEB

Ongoing Authentic Assessment During January and February, assessors should continue to use effective ongoing authentic assessment strategies. Click on the August tab to read a description of authentic assessment.

MAR

DRDP-Focused Observation, Documentation, and Rating All eligible children must be assessed using the DRDP (2015) twice a year, in the fall and spring. To be included in the spring, children must begin services before March 1. The rating of the fall DRDP (2015) is based on observations made during the six week period prior to when you submit the DRDP (2015) Rating Record. During March and April you should review the measures of the DRDP (2015) and focus your authentic assessment observations on rating the measures. Note: This time frame is general – consult your program administrator for a more specific time frame for your program.

APR

DRDP-Focused Observation, Documentation, and Rating All eligible children must be assessed using the DRDP (2015) twice a year, in the fall and spring. To be included in the spring, children must begin services before March 1. The rating of the fall DRDP (2015) is based on observations made during the six week period prior to when you submit the DRDP (2015) Rating Record. During March and April you should review the measures of the DRDP (2015) and focus your authentic assessment observations on rating the measures. Note: This time frame is general – consult your program administrator for a more specific time frame for your program.

MAY

Assessors Submit Spring Data You can finalize and submit fall DRDP (2015) data throughout May - all data must be submitted to your SELPA by June 1. Three steps to finalize and submit the DRDP data: 1. Complete the child’s Information Page. 2. Check the Rating Record to make sure all the measures are rated. 3. Submit DRDP (2015) data. Note: consult your program administrator as to how, when, and to whom DRDP (2015) data will be submitted.

JUN

SELPAs Submit Spring Data SELPAs have until July 1 to submit and certify their fall DRDP (2015) data to CASEMIS. In order to meet this deadline, assessors will need to submit their data well in advance of the certification date - consult your program administrator as to how, when, and to whom DRDP (2015) data will be submitted.

JUL

Ongoing Authentic Assessment During June, July, and August assessors should continue to use effective ongoing authentic assessment strategies. Click on the August tab to read a description of authentic assessment.