Research

Research Summaries and Alignment

DRDP (2015): Developed from the Research Literature and Aligned to the California Infant/Toddler and Preschool Foundations

The relationship between the DRDP (2015) domains and relevant foundations varies within and across the learning and development domains. There is a correspondence in the extent to which key skills and concepts addressed by each DRDP (2015) measure relates to key skills and concepts in the California infant/toddler learning and development foundations and preschool learning foundations.

DRDP (2015) Developed from the Research Literature

The DRDP (2015) is grounded in the research literature that addresses the range of knowledge and skills that children demonstrate as they develop from birth to kindergarten entry.

Research summaries are available for each DRDP (2015) domain.

DRDP (2015) Aligned to the California Infant/Toddler and Preschool Foundations

The DRDP (2015) addresses the most salient, representative, and observable knowledge and skills across a range of learning and development domains in the foundations.

Correspondence summaries are available for each DRDP (2015) domain.


New DRDP research study opportunity for 2016-17! 

Does your infant/toddler, preschool, kindergarten or transitional kindergarten program use the DRDP (2015) to assess children’s learning and development? Your teachers can earn stipends participating in the DRDP (2015) Concurrent Validity Study! The study will collect data about how the DRDP (2015) relates to other “gold-standard” assessments of child development. Register soon! Study samples are limited within each age category.  Learn more»


Alignment

Alignment of the California DRDP© Assessment Instruments to the California Learning and Development Foundations This information paper provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the alignment of the California DRDP© Assessment Instruments to the California Learning and Development Foundations. 

Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources: California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations, California Content Standards, the Common Core State Standards, and Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework This online publication shows the connections that the nine domains of the preschool learning foundations have with the content of other important resources.


Dual Language Learners

California’s Best Practices for YOUNG DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS Research Overview Papers PDF; 2.9MB


Technical Reports

DRDP (2010) Technical Report August 2013

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