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Beginning in August 2018, the California Department of Education, Special Education Division instituted required DRDP training for all early childhood special educators who assess children with the DRDP. Special educators must complete the online course, “Using the DRDP (2015) for Special Education” which includes a Demonstration of Rating Skills.

  • Create an account and access courses at DRAccessLearn.org
  • Once the first course is completed, all DRDP assessors must complete subsequent training and refresher courses.
  • SELPAs are responsible for ensuring that all staff who administer the DRDP (2015) complete training.
  • Staff who have not yet completed training must still assess eligible children with the DRDP. More information about the assessment requirements for the DRDP are available in Appendix A of the DRDP (2015) Preschool Fundamental View Manual.
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This guide offers helpful suggestions for successfully completing the online courses in DR Access Learn.

Simple tips for successfully completing the online course, Using the DRDP (2015) for Special Education in DRAccessLearn.org.

Suggestions for administrators in following up with assessors who did not successfully complete DRAccessLearn Course 1, Using the DRDP (2015) for Special Education, to assist assessors in using the DRDP (2015) with fidelity.

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):