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Getting Started

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DRDP Online Microlearning and Tip Sheets

Subscribe to the WestEd DRDP Resources YouTube channel.  

Role Microlearning Videos Tip Sheets (updated Jan 2023)

Introduction to DRDP Online for Admin (new 2022)
MP4 video 14:19 | YouTube

Adding Classes (New 2022)
MP4 video; 4:12 | YouTube

Adding Users to DRDP Online Account
MP4 video; 2:28 | YouTube

Adding Sites (new 2022)
MP4 video 1:07 | YouTube

Child Upload Templates 
MP4 video 5:23 | YouTube

Class Upload Templates (New 2022)
MP4 video 3:06 | YouTube

Download Demographics (New 2022)
MP4 video 2:24 | YouTube

Edit Rating Periods
MP4 video 1:54 | YouTube

Edit Users in DRDP Online Account
MP4 video 4:12 | YouTube

How to See Extra Measures (New 2022)
MP4 video 1:31 | YouTube

Managing Enrollment  
MP4 video 5:23 | YouTube

Rating Completion (New 2022)
MP4 video 2:24 | YouTube

Selecting and Locking Assessment View (New 2022)
MP4 video 2:30 | YouTube

Setting up a Vendor
MP4 Video 1:53 | YouTube

Uploading Child Demographics and Ratings (New 2022)
MP4 video 4:28 | YouTube

Upload Users to DRDP Online Account
MP4 video; 4:12 | YouTube

Quick Guide to Getting Started with DRDP Online PDF 

Getting Started with DRDP Online for Administrators PDF

Instructions to select the DRDP View for Your Agency (for Lead Agency Administrators) PDF

How to Review, Enter and Save DRDP Ratings PDF

Generating Cohort Progress Reports PDF

Adding Users and Sites Detailed PDF

Adding Classes, Adding Children, and Selecting Views to Rate PDF

Reassign and Re-enroll Children PDF

Re-enrolling Children Tip Sheet PDF

Using Templates to Upload (Add) and Update Child Files PDF

Using Upload Template to Upload Users PDF


DRDP Online Intro for Teachers (new 2022)
MOV video; 9:43 | YouTube

Child and Parent Reports--Spanish
MP4 11:32 | YouTube

Classroom Planning Report
MP4 video; 3:55 | YouTube

Cohort Progress Report (new 2022)
MP4 video; 3:31 | YouTube

Conditional Measures
MP4 video; 7:39 | YouTube

Group Detail Report (new 2022)
MP4 video; 2:37 | YouTube

Group Report (new 2022)
MP4 video; 3:20 | YouTube

How to Lock Ratings as Teacher of Record 
MP4 video; 2:54 | YouTube

How to Pull a Child Progress Report
MP4 video; 8:04 | YouTube

Parent Progress Report
MP4 video; 3:55 | YouTube

Parent Progress Report Spanish
MP4 video; 3:55 | YouTube

Using the Desired Results website (new 2022)
MP4 video; 2:45 |  YouTube

Getting Started for Teachers PDF

How to Rate PDF

How to Review, Enter and Save DRDP Ratings PDF

How to Lock Ratings PDF

Lock Ratings Teacher of Record PDF


Standard Rating Period Date Ranges 2022-23

Lead agency administrator has ability to edit default dates within the minimum and the maximum windows. 

Current rating period default dates:

Rating Period Default Start Date Default End Date Minimum Date  Maximum Date 
Summer 2022 6/1/2022 8/18/2022  4/1/2022 10/31/2022
Fall 2022 8/19/2022 11/12/2022 7/1/2022 12/31/2022
Winter 2022-23 11/13/2022 2/28/2023 11/1/2022 3/31/2023
Spring 2023 3/1/2023 5/31/2023 1/1/2023 6/30/2023
Summer 2023 6/1/2023 8/31/2023 4/1/2023 8/31/2023


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Using DRDP Online to Record Assessment Data 

DRDP Online, a secure cloud application, is provided free of charge to: (1) California Department of Social Services (CDSS) funded agencies, CDE’s Early Education Division (EED) funded programs, (3) California Head Start programs, (4) California School Districts and County Offices of Education, (5) California Tribal Child Care and Development Fund Child Care and (6) Programs participating in Quality Counts CA. CDSS and EED funded agencies are 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 Domain 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. 

Free Webinars
The DRDP Online webinar provides a general overview of DRDP Online including how to rate measures and run reports. 


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): All DRDP Measures and Views PDF


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Content Import File Upload Templates

Available 2022-23 Upload Templates Link to Download
Upload Users User Upload template
Upload Class Template Upload Class template
Upload Child Demographics and/or Ratings All Instrument Child Upload template

Upload Users

Upload and import user information with the User Upload template. The template requires .XLSX format and can be uploaded with the Info tab. Directions are updated. To determine the role, please see DRDP Online Roles and Permissions.

If uploading multiple roles (e.g., teacher and teacher of record) and/or multiple sites, make sure to separate the roles/sites with the pipe character |

Upload Class Template

Upload a class by using the Upload Class template.

Upload Child Demographics and/or Ratings

Users can upload children with any age/grade level view by using the  All Instrument Child Upload template.

Users can upload children with any age/grade level view. The upload template eliminates the need to upload multiple files for different age/grade levels and is more user-friendly. The new upload template includes these features:

  • All ratings for any view are accepted.
  • Validations are in place to differentiate each view, so measures for the view selected still need to be completed in order to lock.
  • Reports reflect additional measures when completed.
  • When uploading, users can edit the file in the system, rather than updating the Excel file and re-uploading.
  • Additional uploaded measures display on the rating page for users to view or edit when necessary. (An asterisk is displayed next to extra measures on the rating sheet.)


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DRDP Online Guidance and Reports



DRDP Online Reports PDF | DRDP Online Reports–Spanish PDF This document lists reports available in DRDP Online and provides a brief description of each report.

Report Description

Child Progress Report

child report

This report provides scale scores by domain for individual children. It 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.

Class Planning Report 

classroom planning report

This report allows users to select a rating period and classroom to generate a report for all the children in the classroom. The report will include scaled scores and measure ratings for children, one rating period at a time.

Cohort Progress Report

cohort progress report

The Cohort Progress Report provides domain scale scores for a selected group of children. It also provides the ability to select a filter such as program type. The report will show all domain scaled scores for the selected group within the current year (to date).

Group Detail Report

group detail report

This report will show all domain scaled scores for the selected group within the current year (to date). The group may be all children or filtered using certain criteria.

Group Progress 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.

Parent Progress Report

parent progress 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

The Rating Completion Report can be used by administrators to check percentages, and numbers of classes and children, that their staff has rated for a specific rating period.

Users can check the current number of children added, the percentages of children and measures completed, as well as the percentage of child records that have been locked for selected sites.


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

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