This fall, early childhood special education programs in California may be providing services in-person, through distance learning, or through a blend of the two. Regardless of the service delivery approach, completing the DRDP is still required.
To help assessors complete the DRDP, a reduced number of DRDP measures will be rated and reported. This set of measures, the “Interim DRDP for Special Education,” must be used by all early childhood special education programs beginning in fall 2020 until further notice.
We urge you to download, read, and keep handy the document titled, “Supplemental Guidance for Special Education on Using the DRDP during the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
This essential document will assist special education assessors in completing the DRDP this fall. It includes a summary of the requirements, key considerations, recommended practices, and more.
Also, be sure to download these other essential resources:
- Interim DRDP for Special Ed/Preschool Information Page and Rating Record
(use with preschool children with IEPs)
- Interim DRDP for Special Ed/Infant-Toddler Information Page and Rating Record
(use with infants and toddlers with IFSPs)