In this video, early childhood special educator Veronica Khalil and general education teacher Gwendolyn Terry illustrate the strategies they use in their Los Angeles Unified School District classroom to complete the DRDP...
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The results of the DRDP assessment help us better understand children’s learning and development, plan instruction, and share information with families. In order to produce confident results, the DRDP must be used with a number of essential steps in place.
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
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.
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.”