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DRDP-K: A Developmental Continuum for Kindergarten

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Getting Started

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Please contact 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 Microlearning and Tip Sheets

View the entire DRDP Online Microlearning Video Series on YouTube. 

Role Microlearning Videos Tip Sheets

Introduction to DRDP Online 
MP4 video | YouTube

Selecting Assessment View for Your Agency 
MP4 video; 2:04 | YouTube

Adding Classes
MP4 video; 4:12 | YouTube

Child Upload Templates 
MP4 video; 5:23 | YouTube

Add Information and Format Child Upload Template
MP4 video; 5:34 | YouTube

How to Upload Classes by Using the Upload Class Template
MP4 video; 2:28 | YouTube

Edit Rating Periods
MP4 video; 1:54 | YouTube

Managing Enrollment  
MP4 video; 5:23 | YouTube

Download Demographics
MP4 video; 5:23 | YouTube

Getting Started with DRDP Online Checklist 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

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

Using template to upload users PDF

How to Lock Ratings PDF

Generating Group Reports PDF

Managing Enrollment Tip Sheet PDF


DRDP Online Introduction for Teachers 
MOV video; 11:56 | YouTube

Conditional Measures
MP4 video; 7:39 | YouTube

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

How to Access the Classroom Planning Report
MP4 video; 1:54 | YouTube

Using the Desired Results Website 
MP4 video; 2:45 |  YouTube

Getting Started for Teachers PDF

How to Rate PDF

How to Review, Enter and Save DRDP Ratings PDF

Lock Ratings Teacher of Record PDF


Standard Rating Period Date Ranges 2020-21

Lead agency administrator has ability to edit default dates.

Current rating period default dates:

Rating Period Default Start Date Default End Date Minimum Date  Maximum Date 
Summer 2020 6/1/2020 8/18/2020  4/1/2020  10/31/2020
Fall 2020 8/19/2020 11/12/2020 7/1/2020 12/31/2020
Winter 2020-21 11/13/2020 2/28/2021 11/1/2020 3/31/2021
Spring 2021 3/1/2021 5/31/2021 1/1/2021 6/30/2021
Summer 2021 6/1/2021 8/18/2021 4/1/2021 10/31/2021


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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 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 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): All DRDP Measures and Views PDF


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Content Import File Upload Templates

Upload Users

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

If Uploading Multiple Roles (Ex. Teacher and Teacher of record) and/or multiple sites, make sure to separate the roles/sites with the pipe character, ex. |

Upload Class Template

Upload a class by using the Upload Class Template.

Upload Child Demographics and/or Ratings

New All-Instrument Upload Template

This new 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:

  • Users can upload children with any age/grade level view.
  • 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.)

1.  Can I still use the 2019 DRDP Online upload templates? Yes, they may still be used. However, the 2019 templates will not be updated to include recently added fields —homelessness, foster youth, or non-binary—to the child's demographic page. It also does not include the Modified Essential View. We highly recommend using the new 2020 DRDP Online Upload Template.

2. How long will the 2019 DRDP Online upload templates be available?  The 2019 templates will be available until the end of the Fall 2020 rating period.

2019 DRDP Online Upload Templates

Age Level Comprehensive View (CV) Fundamental View (FV)  Essential View (EV) Snapshot  School-Age Complete View School-Age Simplified View
Infant/Toddler (IT) ITC   ITE      
Preschool (PS)




Kindergarten (K)





School Age (SA)


      SAC SAS










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DRDP Online Guidance and Reports



DRDP Online Reports Updated January 2020 -This document lists reports available in DRDP Online and provides a brief description of each report.

Report Description

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.

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).

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.

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

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 for these children in all rating periods in the current year.

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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