Supplemental Guidance and Interim Rating Records for Temporary Use

DRDP Requirements for Special Education in Spring 2022

This spring, early childhood special education programs in California may continue to provide 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 through the spring of 2022 and 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 spring. It includes a summary of the requirements, key considerations, recommended practices, and more.

Information Page and Interim DRDP for Special Ed/Preschool for temporary use during the Covid-19 Pandemic. An Information Page and Rating Record for each child assessed is required for reporting DRDP results, use this version for preschool children with IEPs.

Information Page and Interim DRDP for Special Ed/Infant-Toddler for temporary use during the Covid-19 Pandemic. An Information Page and Rating Record for each child assessed is required for reporting DRDP results, use this version for infants and toddlers.

A single page table of the domains and measures of the Interim DRDP for Special Ed/Preschool.

This guide assists special education assessors in completing the assessment across a variety of service delivery models including in-person, distance learning, and blended approaches. It includes a number of key considerations, recommended practices, and resources. Read this guidance carefully, keep it handy, and refer to it when you are completing DRDPs.

Interactive Flash Tutorial for Supplemental Guidance for Special Education on Using the DRDP During the COVID-19 PandemicThis interactive tutorial provides a quick guide to important information in the “Supplemental Guidance for Special Ed: Using the DRDP During the COVID-19 Pandemic".