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DRDP Online

DRDP Online, a secure cloud application, is provided free of charge to (1) California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Child Care and Development Division (CCDD)-funded programs, (2) California Department of Education (CDE), 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 must use the DRDP Online to obtain psychometrically valid reports.

The 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 to upload data 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 the following:

  • That a DRDP Online account has been created
  • That data has been uploaded into DRDP Online
  • DRDP Online has generated psychometrically valid reports (Child and Group Domain Report)

Using an Excel DRDP template 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.

Upload Users

User Upload Template (2023) XLSX — Upload and import user information. The template requires. XLSX format and can be uploaded with the Info tab. Directions are updated. 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 |​​

DRDP Online 2023 Roles and Permissions — Use to determine roles and permissions.

Upload Class

Upload Class Template (2023) XLSX— Use this template to upload a class.

Upload Child Demographics or Ratings

Users can upload children with any age/grade level view.  The upload template includes these features:

  • All ratings for any view are accepted.
  • Validations are in place to differentiate each view, so measures for the selected view still need to be completed 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 are displayed on the rating page for users to view or edit when necessary. (An asterisk is next to extra measures on the rating sheet.)

Guidance Documents


DRDP Online Reports PDF | DRDP Online Reports–Spanish PDF This document lists reports available in DRDP Online and briefly describes each report.

Report Description

Child Progress Report

child report

This report provides scale scores by domain for individual children. It gives 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 allows selecting 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 specific 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 their progress. 

DRDP Online Parent Report Feedback Survey

Rating Completion Report

Administrators can use the Rating Completion Report to check the percentages and numbers of classes and children their staff rated for a specific period.

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


Tutorials for Administrators

Tutorials for Teachers

Report Tutorials 

Summer reports are available now. Fall 2023 reports are coming soon.

Tip Sheets for Administrators

(DRDP 2023 tip sheets are coming soon!)

Tip Sheets for Teachers

DRDP Online 2023 - Getting Started for Teachers PDF

(More DRDP 2023 tip sheets are coming soon!)

Standard Rating Period Date Ranges 2023-2024

The lead agency administrator has the 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 2023 6/1/2023 8/18/2023  4/1/2023 8/31/2023
Fall 2023 8/19/2023 11/12/2023 8/1/2023 12/31/2023
Winter 2023-24 11/13/2023 2/29/2024 11/1/2023 3/31/2024
Spring 2024 3/1/2024 5/31/2024 1/1/2024 6/30/2024
Summer 2024 6/1/2024 8/31/2024 4/1/2024 8/31/2024