Follow-up to Course 1: "Using the DRDP (2015) for Special Education" Suggestions for Administrators

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New special education assessors must complete the online training course, "Using the DRDP (2015) for Special Education," and the accompanying online Demonstration of Rating Skills prior to completing any additional required courses. All courses are available in DR Access Learn, at

Most special educators will successfully complete the three Demonstration of Rating Skills exercises that are part of this course. The course is not graded. If someone is not successful or has difficulty, the following activities may be helpful in providing support:

  • Suggest the assessor enroll in the course for the other age group listed in the Learning Center catalog. For example, if the teacher did not successfully complete the Preschool Demonstration of Rating Skills then register for the Infant/Toddler course.
  • Arrange for the assessor to meet with a more experienced DRDP assessor to observe rating the measures based on everyday routines, activities, and transitions.
  • Individually, in a small group, or at a staff meeting, use the practice videos from the Desired Results Access Project’s Video Library at to practice rating measures.
  • Please stress with assessors that taking time to go through the Demonstration of Rating Practice exercises carefully should lead to a successful outcome.

    For questions or more information, please contact the Desired Results Access Project at (800) 673-9220 or