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Coffee Break with Elizabeth: Transferring DRDP Data from SEIS or SIRAS into DR Access Reports

Coffee Break with Therese: Linking the DRDP to California Preschool Learning FoundationsCome join us for the next 15-minute "coffee break" webinar. We'll review the step-by-step process for ensuring your DRDP data is automatically transferred from SEIS or SIRAS Systems into so you can more easily produce individual child reports.

Thursday, April 15th, 2:30 - 2:45 PM or
Tuesday, April 20th, 2:30 - 2:45 PM

New videos: Using Authentic Assessment for Informing and Differentiating Instruction

The ECTA Center Preschool During the Pandemic series illustrates how the fields of early education and early childhood special education have been successfully supporting preschoolers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Episode 13, a new, two-part video was just added to the series.

Episode 13 - Authentic Learning in Remote Preschool

Part 1: Home Learning Materials and Authentic Assessment
Part 2: Informing and Differentiating Instruction

Strategies for Collecting Documentation for the DRDP During the Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, programs are providing services through a range of options, including in-person, distance learning, or a blended approach. Those using distance learning or a blended approach have fewer opportunities to observe children and collect other documentation to confidently rate the DRDP. The strategies described in this document enable assessors to observe children and collect documentation during distance learning.

Use the Interim DRDP for Special Ed Through Spring 2021

The requirements for children with Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs), and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) to be assessed with the DRDP are:

  • Children will continue to be assessed with the reduced set of DRDP measures in the Interim DRDP for Special Ed through the spring of 2021
  • Children must have a signed IFSP in a local education agency (LEA) or a signed preschool IEP to be assessed
  • Special education services must have begun by April 1 for a child to be included in the spring DRDP assessment

We urge you to download, read, and keep handy the “Supplemental Guidance for Special Education on Using the DRDP during the COVID-19 Pandemic.”


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