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DRDPtech announces new updates to the Kindergarten View, Preschool View, and for administrators.

Using DRDPtech© to Record Assessment Data for EESD Programs

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, and (4) California Tribal Child Care and Development Fund Child Care. 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. 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.

Early Education and Support Division Management Bulletin 17-01

This Management Bulletin (MB) informs contractors of California Department of Education (CDE), Early Education and Support Division (EESD) programs of the requirements and instructions for submitting the Program Self-Evaluation (PSE) due on June 1, 2017. This MB rescinds and replaces MB 16-03. - Read more»

CDE offers more compact DRDP (2015) Preschool Fundamental View

The California Department of Education (CDE) has created a more compact preschool view of the DRDP (2015) entitled the Preschool Fundamental View. This view contains the five domains required for preschool-age children plus the English Language Development (ELD) domain when indicated. Please note that conditional measures are marked with an asterisk.

CDE posts the new Preschool Program Guidelines - Read more



Resources available on the CDE/EESD Internet Web site

Accessible PDF versions of the Child Development Division (CDD) publications California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volumes 1, 2, and 3, as well as the 2nd edition of the resource guide Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning have been posted to the California Department of Education/CDD Internet Web site.

Both documents can be accessed through the CDD Resources Web page under "Preschool Resources."

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