DRDP Online Resources

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Getting Started

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Please contact the WestEd DRDP Online Customer Service at 800-770-6339, email drdponline@wested.org, or select a preferred date and time to meet with a DRDP Online customer service representative. Select the calendar icon below to schedule an appointment today!

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DRDP Online Tutorials and Tip Sheets

starAgencies with existing DRDPtech accounts do not need to reapply for DRDP Online. Please view Getting Started for Administrators below to log in to DRDP Online.

Role Webinars Tutorials  Tip Sheets
Administrator Introduction to DRDP Online  
(Video; 24:13)

Adding Classes 
(Video; 3:40)

Adding information to and formatting child upload templates
(Video; 5:23)

Adding Users 
(Video; 3:34)

Managing Enrollment  
(Video; 8:27)

Selecting Assessment View for Your Agency 
(Video; 2:04)

Uploading Using Child Upload Templates 
(Video; 2:41)

Getting Started for Administrators PDF

How to Review, Enter and Save DRDP Ratings PDF

How to Lock Ratings PDF

Instructions to select the DRDP view for your agency for Lead Agency Administrators PDF

Using templates to upload (add) and update child files PDF

Using template to upload users PDF

Generating Group Reports PDF

Teacher Getting Started with DRDP Online for Teachers 
(Video; 25:09)

How to Find Resources on the Desired Results Website 
(Video; 2:45)

Getting Started for Teachers PDF

How to Enter Ratings PDF

How to Review, Enter and Save DRDP Ratings PDF

Lock Ratings Teacher of Record PDF


Standard Rating Period Date Ranges 2019-20

Current rating period default dates:

Rating period Start date  End date  Minimum date  Maximum date
Fall 2019  8/19/2019  11/12/2019  7/1/2019 12/31/2019
Winter 2019-20 11/13/2019  2/10/2020  11/1/2019 3/31/2020
Spring 2020 3/1/2020 5/31/2020 1/1/2020 6/30/2020
Summer 2020  6/1/2020 8/18/2020 4/1/2020 10/31/2020


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Using DRDP Online to Record Assessment Data 

DRDP Online, a secure cloud application, is provided free of charge to: (1) ELCD-funded programs, (2) California Head Start programs, (3) California School Districts and County Offices of Education, (4) California Tribal Child Care and Development Fund Child Care and 5) Programs participating in Quality Counts CA. Beginning in the 2015–16 program year, ELCD-funded agencies were required to use the DRDP Online to obtain psychometrically valid reports. Use of DRDP Online will also meet the record retention requirement. This means no paper copies of the instrument are required for individual children when assessment data is stored in DRDP Online. For agencies that use commercial vendors, an Excel format has been provided so data can be uploaded into DRDP Online to take advantage of the psychometrically valid report functions.

Some vendors utilize the Excel DRDP template, but unless the data is uploaded into DRDP Online, the reports yielded are not the DRDP Online psychometrically valid reports. 

To meet the requirement above, one must demonstrate:

  • That a DRDP Online account has been created
  • That data has been uploaded into DRDP Online
  • That psychometrically valid reports (Child and/or Group Doman Report) have been generated by DRDP Online

Use of an Excel DRDP template simply shows that data has been downloaded from a system other than DRDP Online, but does not constitute psychometrically valid reports. Data input into DRDP Online meets the data retention requirements; including data used to generate psychometrically valid reports. Currently, no other data system has the DRDP psychometrically valid reports.


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  • Onsite DRDP Online trainings: Find information about and request a training at your site DRDP Online Onsite Training Request Form  PDF; 57KB
  • Free Webinars: The DRDP Online Webinar provides a general overview of DRDP Online including how to rate measures and run reports. (Note: The same information is presented in all DRDP Online webinars.)


DRDP Measures and Views

View a complete chart of the DRDP domains and measures and their corresponding views (comprehensive, fundamental, essential, snapshot and school-age) and levels (infant/toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and school-age): DRDP Measures and Views DOC


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Content Import File Templates to Upload

Upload Records

Upload and import user information with the CA DRDP Online User Upload Template.csv (Save file as a CSV file.)

  • Role = To determine role, see DRDP Online Roles and Permissions
  • Email = User's Email Address
  • Last Name =  User's Last Name
  • First Name = User's First Name
  • Personnel ID = This can be left blank
  • Site ID= School Code or School Name
  • Agency ID  = District Name or Code

Upload Records for Enrollment

The option Upload Records for Enrollment allows you to create and add new child records in the current rating period. Use these templates to enter new child information with or without ratings. Please use the appropriate template based on when you upload.

Template instructions are being updated. Please check back after June 14 for the updated files

Age Level

Comprehensive View (CV)

Fundamental View (FV)  Essential View (EV) Snapshot  School-Age Complete View School-Age Simplified View
Infant/Toddler (IT)




Preschool (PS)




Kindergarten (K)





School Age (SA)















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DRDP Online Reports and Guidance

Report Description

Class Detail Report

class detail

The Class Detail Report provides names by measure for each development level for teacher planning purposes.

Child Domain Report

child domain report

This report provides scale scores by domain for individual children.

Child Progress Report

Individual Child Progress this year

The Child Progress Report provides a child’s progress using scale scores by domain over two rating periods in the same year within a single age-group instrument. Ratings are grouped by domain.

Group Detail Report

group detail

The Group Detail Report provides percent by measure for each development level for agency planning purposes or agency reporting purposes.

Group Domain Report

group report

This report provides scale scores by domain for a group of children and has the number of children at each level in the domain. This report can be pulled for a class, for an agency, or for a specific group of children, such as four year olds who had ELD measures completed.

Group Progress Report

group progress

The Group Progress Report shows the overall level of development in each of the separate domains measured by the DRDP assessment for the same group of children, in the same set of age groups, over a period of time.

Parent Report

DRDPtech parent report

The Parent Report is a summary report for parent conferences that includes Child Progress over time. It includes graphics and descriptors to show the child’s rating and additional descriptive information about the child’s progress. 


DRDP Online Parent Report Feedback Survey

Rating Completion Report by Teacher

raing completion

The Rating Completion Report by Teacher allows administrators to view the statistics on the ratings that have been completed by teachers for the current rating period. This is for administrators to use to view if teachers have completed the assessment.

Review Ratings

This Review Ratings report shows which DRDP measures have been rated for an individual child so far during the current observation and assessment. Measure names appear down the left side, in the same order as in the DRDP. Developmental level names appear across the top. A (☀) symbol indicates the developmental level rated for the measure.

A (☀▶) symbol indicates that the level was rated and that the box for "Child is emerging to the next level" was also marked. A row with no symbol means the child has not yet been assessed for that measure or that "Unable to rate" was marked.


For assistance, please contact WestEd at 800-770-6339 or DRDPOnline@wested.org

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