Welcome to Connect!
Welcome to the second issue of Connect!, the Desired Results access Project’s free e-news blast. Each issue will feature news, resources, and activities that will help you to use the DRDP Assessment System for preschool special education. We’ll publish Connect! at least monthly, and occasionally more often to share late-breaking news. Please forward issues to your colleagues and encourage them to subscribe.
1. New Online Module: Rating the Measures of the DRDP Instruments for Preschool Special Education
This free brief, easy-to-use online learning module offers step-by-step instructions to help you learn to rate the Measures and complete the Rating Record for the PS DRDP-R and the DRDP access.
2. Guidance for Using the DRDP with Children with IEPs who are English Learners
Assessing Children with Disabilities who are English Learners: Guidance for the DRDP access and the PS DRDP-R for Children with IEPs is a print resource guide developed by the Desired Results access Project to support the implementation of the DRDP Assessment System. Planning to Observe Young Children who are English Learners is a four-page pullout worksheet that can be used to help plan ways to make observations and gather information about a child's language environments.
3. Results Matter Video Series on Early Childhood Assessment
The Colorado Department of Education’s Results Matter Program has posted a collection of videos that help providers better understand ways to use observation, documentation, and assessment to inform practice. You can watch or download the free clips. The topics include: Linking Documentation and Curriculum, Sharing Documentation with Families, and The Essential Role of Observation and Documentation.
4. Major Report from the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study
The Institute of Education Sciences’ National Center for Special Education Research has released The Early School Transitions and the Social Behavior of Children with Disabilities: Selected Findings from the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study, the third major report from the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS). To view, download , and print the report, please visit:
5. Workshops offered on the California Preschool Learning Foundations
Learn more about the Preschool Learning Foundations by attending a workshop in your area. Visit the California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) calendar to see the schedule for May and June.
6. English Learning for Preschoolers Project
The purpose of the English Learning for Preschoolers Project is to provide valuable information based on current research on various aspects of the development, abilities, and everyday experiences of preschool English Learners. Visit the Project’s website to learn about teaching strategies, materials, and training opportunities throughout California. This project is funded by the California Department of Education’s Child Development Division and implemented by the California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN).
Last updated: 01/21/2014