Courses and Tutorials

DR Access Learn

The California Department of Education, Special Education Division requires DRDP training for all early childhood special educators who assess children with the DRDP. SELPAs are responsible for ensuring that all staff who administer the DRDP (2015) complete training.

  • Create an account and access courses at
  • Complete the first course, “Using the DRDP (2015) for Special Education” (including a Demonstration of Rating Skills) and all courses in subsequent years.
  • Assess eligible children with the DRDP even if courses are not yet completed.
  • Find more information about the DRDP assessment requirements in Appendix A of the DRDP (2015) Preschool Fundamental View Manual.

Join us for two webinar series this year: Coffee Break Webinars, a quick look at resources and strategies for using the DRDP; and Learn It & Use It, more in-depth sessions about the use of the DRDP results.


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".

Interactive Tutorial: DRDP 2015 data submission timeline for Special EducationThis interactive timeline describes the process of observing, documenting, rating, and submitting DRDP (2015) data for special education.

Interactive Tutorial: Understanding the Measures of the DRDP 2015An interactive tutorial illustrating the measures of the DRDP (2015). Each measure of the DRDP (2015) describes a developmental continuum, ranging from earlier development to later development. There are three types of continua.

Interactive Tutorial for Planning Adaptations for Distance LearningLearn about adaptations for preschool children with IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) by meeting our friend Augie and his teacher, Ms. Keisha. You will see examples of adaptations used in distance learning and you can download guidance and a worksheet to help you and your team plan adaptations for your students.

Interactive Tutorial for DRDP (2015) Special Education Information PageQuickly learn about the changes made to the DRDP Information Page for special education beginning fall, 2020.

Interactive Tutorial: Using Adaptations with the DRDP (2015)This interactive tutorial describes what adaptations are, how they can help us more accurately assess children’s skills as we observe their daily activities, and provides a variety of examples of the seven adaptations used for the DRDP.

For more information

If you are a general education preschool teacher, Early Head Start, or Head Start teacher, please visit the Desired Results for Children and Families website, for information about training to use the DRDP (2015):