New: Supplemental Guidance and Interim Rating Records for Temporary Use

DRDP Requirements for Special Education beginning in Fall 2020

This fall, early childhood special education programs in California may be providing services in-person, through distance learning, or through a blend of the two. Regardless of the service delivery approach, completing the DRDP is still required.

To help assessors complete the DRDP, a reduced number of DRDP measures will be rated and reported. This set of measures, the “Interim DRDP for Special Education,” must be used by all early childhood special education programs beginning in fall 2020 until further notice.

We urge you to download, read, and keep handy the document titled, “Supplemental Guidance for Special Education on Using the DRDP during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This essential document will assist special education assessors in completing the DRDP this fall. It includes a summary of the requirements, key considerations, recommended practices, and more.

Interactive Flash Tutorial for Supplemental Guidance for Special Education on Using the DRDP During the COVID-19 PandemicThis interactive tutorial provides a quick guide to important information in the “Supplemental Guidance for Special Ed: Using the DRDP During the COVID-19 Pandemic".

This guide assists special education assessors in completing the assessment across a variety of service delivery models including in-person, distance learning, and blended approaches. It includes a number of key considerations, recommended practices, and resources. Read this guidance carefully, keep it handy, and refer to it when you are completing DRDPs.

Information Page and Interim DRDP for Special Ed/Preschool for temporary use during the Covid-19 Pandemic. An Information Page and Rating Record for each child assessed is required for reporting DRDP results, use this version for infants and toddlers.

Information Page and Interim DRDP for Special Ed/Infant-Toddler for temporary use during the Covid-19 Pandemic. An Information Page and Rating Record for each child assessed is required for reporting DRDP results, use this version for infants and toddlers.