DRDP (2015) Instrument

The DRDP (2015) assessment was developed by the California Department of Education for young children and their families used to inform instruction and program development. Based on the previous DRDP instruments, it includes refinements and new elements essential to quality early childhood education. The DRDP (2015) aligns with the California Department of Education’s Early Learning and Development Foundations.

The DRDP (2015) is administered in natural settings through teacher observations, family observations, and examples of children’s work over time. Children may demonstrate mastery of the skills assessed with the DRDP (2015) in a number of ways, through a variety of communication modes, languages, and behaviors.

The full DRDP (2015) Assessment Manual for use with infants and toddlers. This document includes the introduction on how to use the DRDP (2015), the Information Page, Rating Record, measures, and useful appendices for further information and resources.

A Rating Record for each child assessed is required for reporting DRDP (2015) results, use this version for infants and toddlers.

The full DRDP (2015) Assessment Manual for use with preschool-age children. This document includes the introduction on how to use the DRDP (2015), the Information Page, Rating Record, measures, and useful appendices for further information and resources.

A Rating Record for each child assessed is required for reporting DRDP (2015) results, use this version for preschool-age children.

The Information Page, plus a Rating Record, must be completed for all eligible children assessed with the DRDP (2015). The same Information Page is used for both infants and toddlers, and preschool-age children.