DRDPtech© User Login

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    The California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the UC Berkeley BEAR Center and the WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies, announces DRDPtech© (2015) CLOUD. This application is designed to allow teachers, program administrators, and other designated staff to access DRDP instruments and conduct DRDP assessments online via the Internet. DRDPtech stores the data entered by teachers in a secure database and automatically produces a variety of assessment reports, both for individual children and for groups of children.

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    Updates to DRDPtech

    DRDPtech has been updated with the following:

    Kindergarten View:

    • The red asterisk has been removed from: HLTH 1,2,3, and 4, and COG/SCI 1,2,3, and 4.
    • A student may be locked as long as there is any rating for each measure.

    Preschool View:

    • Conditional buttons are now available for HLTH 5,6,7,8, and 10.
    • A double asterisk has been added to HLTH 5,6, and 10, with the following text at the bottom of the page: ** Measures 5, 6, and 10 are required for the comprehensive view.


    • “Allow rating record view checkbox” will be checked by default for all teachers. An agency admin can go to individual users and uncheck if needed.
    • Deleting teachers without children or classes has been simplified.

     Standard Rating Period Date Ranges 2017-18

    It's that time of year! By now, classes should be set up and children reenrolled in DRDPtech for teachers to enter ratings. For more information, sign up for a webinar today! 

    Rating period Start date End date Minimum date Maximum date
    Fall 2017 08/19/2017 11/12/2017 07/01/2017 12/31/2017
    Winter 2017-18 11/13/2017 02/10/2018 11/01/2017 03/31/2018
    Spring 2018 03/01/2018 05/31/2018 01/01/2018 06/30/2018
    Summer 2018 06/01/2018 08/18/2018 04/01/2018 10/31/2018

    DRDPtech User Manual

    Getting Started - DRDPtech Tip Sheets

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    Using DRDPtech© to Record Assessment Data

    DRDPtech©, a secure cloud application, is provided free of charge to: (1) EESD-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, EESD-funded agencies were required to use the DRDPtech© to obtain psychometrically valid reports. Use of DRDPtech© 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 DRDPtech©. For agencies that use commercial vendors, an Excel format has been provided so data can be uploaded into DRDPtech© to take advantage of the psychometrically valid report functions.

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

    School-age programs that are using the complete version may receive group data summaries using an Excel spreadsheet, available by request. The Excel sheet provides averages instead of pyschometricaly valid data. Contact desiredresults@wested.org for the Group Data Summary Excel version.

    To meet the requirement above, one must demonstrate:

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

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


    DRDPtech Reports and Guidance

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    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. 


    DRDPtech 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.

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    DRDPtech Training

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

    Register now for DRDPtech!

    DRDPtech is available free of charge for agencies funded by CDE’s Early Education & Support Division (EESD), California Head Start programs, California tribal CCDF and Head Start programs, California K-12 school districts, California Community Colleges, California State Universities, University of California campuses and for any family child care home or agency, public or private, involved in the QRIS Quality Counts California.

    Agencies or school districts may obtain a DRDPtech CLOUD account by submitting a completed Agency Identification worksheet by an authorized person that includes the agency vendor code or the district CDS code via the Upload link below. DRDPtech will contact the executive director of the agency to verify the authorized agency representative to administer the agency’s DRDPtech account.

    An End User License Agreement (EULA) is also required to create an account on DRDPtech. The EULA must be signed by the appropriate representative and may be uploaded below:


    Upload Agency ID worksheet & signed EULA form» upload

    For further assistance uploading forms, please email drdptech@wested.org

    Setting Up Your DRDPtech Account

    Once signed EULA and verification are received, the DRDPtech team will assign login credentials. The login information (URL link, user name, and password) for the agency or district DRDPtech account will be emailed to the representative within two weeks. This email will include instructions for creating individual DRDPtech accounts for the teachers within the agency or district who will be using DRDPtech to assess the children in the classroom.

    Content Import File Templates to Upload

    Conditional Measures for PD-HLTH and Uploading into DRDPtech

    Please Note:  Currently DRDPtech offers no conditional measure option in the PD-HLTH domain. When uploading ratings using the Excel template, please delete/remove any "C" ratings on the PD-HLTH domain from the Excel template and leave blank. This will prevent errors when uploading the information.

    In DRDPtech, teachers can leave measures blank that are not being rated for preschool-age children. Programs can lock records with missing data as long as the required Fundamental View measures are rated and completed. The conditional measures and the additional Comprehensive View domains and measures in DRDPtech may be left blank. The records may still be locked.

    There are 10 conditional measures in the Comprehensive View: ATL-REG 1,2,3, and COG 1, ELD 1-4, and PD-HLTH 7 and 8. All but PDHLTH 7 and 8 can be marked conditional. Please leave those blank if unrated.

    There are 13 conditional measures in the Fundamental View: ATL-REG 1,2,3, and COG 1, ELD 1-4, and PD-HLTH 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10. All conditional measures except PD-HLTH can be marked conditional. Please leave PD-HLTH blank if they are not marked.

    All conditional measures, other than the ELD measures, must be completed for children with IEPs. The ELD measures should be completed for children with IEPs if a language other than English is spoken in the child's home.

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    Upload Records for Enrollment

    • 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 this DRDP template to enter new child information with or without ratings. DRDPtech Upload Template XLSX; Sample DRDP Template No Ratings XLSX (New template coming soon!)
    • Upload Records for Enrollment with Ratings
      To include ratings in the upload, check the Include Ratings checkbox before uploading. Remember that only children who do not exist in the current rating period can be uploaded using this option: DRDPtech Upload Template XLXS; Sample DRDP Template With Ratings XLSX (New template coming soon!)
    • Upload Records using the DRDP (2015) Preschool Fundamental View Excel Template: For your convenience, this optional template simply marks measures that are not in the Preschool Fundamental View as complete. When teachers go to rate, they will only see the fundamental view measures. DRDP (2015) Preschool Fundamental View Excel Template (New template coming soon!)
    1. Download the template above. (You will notice a "u" and "none" on the measures that don't need to be rated. - please do not remove this information)
    2. Complete the child information as you see in the template (Child's name, teacher email address, agency, site etc.) This information can also be copy/pasted from and exported data file.
    3. Once all the information is completed, here are the steps to upload the excel template into DRDPtech.
    4. Login: www.drdptech.org   
    5. Look at the top right corner of the screen for correct rating period
    6. In the navigation bar select the following:

              Other Options
              Upload DRDP records
              Upload Records for Updating (replacing)
              Check the box "Include Ratings
              Upload now

    7. Once the excel template is uploaded, select the tab: “Input DRDP ratings”, then “Instrument View”, to verify the measures are filled in correctly.

    • Upload User Information and Import It Using the users_upload_template.csv Template File: users_upload_template.csv  File should be saved as a csv. (New template coming soon!)
    • Agency ID:  = District Name or Code
    • Site ID= School Code or School Name
    • Personnel ID = This can be left blank
    • First Name = Teacher's First Name
    • Last Name =  Teacher's Last Name
    • Email = Teacher's Email Address
    • Role = Teacher

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    Fee Structure

    DRDPtech is available free of charge for agencies funded by CDE’s Early Education & Support Division (EESD), California Head Start programs, California tribal CCDF and Head Start programs, California K-12 school districts, California Community Colleges, California State Universities, University of California campuses and for any family child care home or agency, public or private, involved in the QRIS Quality Counts California.

    For other California-based agencies, the cost for DRDPtech varies depending upon type and size of agency. A flat yearly fee of $50 applies to CA family child care homes. For other CA agencies, the rate is $300 per year for an enrollment up to 200, with an additional $2.00 fee per child over the 200 mark. For out- of-state agency pricing or for additional information, please contact WestEd at 1-800-770-6339.

    Agency Number of Children  Cost per Year
    Other CA agencies  < 200 $300
      > 200 $300 plus $2.00 per additional child over the 200 mark
    Family Child Care Homes in CA  N/A $50 flat fee
    Other agencies outside CA   Please contact WestEd 


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

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