Information for Administrators

The DRDP (2015) Assessment System assures that CDE’s Special Education Division and Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) comply with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP):

The following children must be assessed with the DRDP (2015):

  • all infants and toddlers with Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) who are reported in the CASEMIS system; and
  • all preschool-age children (3 - 5 year olds not enrolled in transitional kindergarten or kindergarten) who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

It is the responsibility of the SELPA director to assure that all children birth to five who receive special education services from LEAs participate in the Desired Results Assessment System. SELPA directors establish and disseminate dates when DRDP data are due to SELPA and support collaboration efforts in gathering DRDP data for children. SELPA and program administrators provide access to training and professional development in areas such as use of the DRDP and authentic assessment practices.

This checklist outlines the responsibilities of SELPA staff and special education administrators for the DRDP (2015).

A list of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) team's responsibilities using the DRDP (2015) assessment with children receiving special education services.

Una lista de las responsabilidades de los equipos del Plan Individualizado para Servicios a la Familia y el Programa de Educación Individualizada al usar el sistema de evaluación DRDP (2015) con los niños que reciben servicios de educación especiales.