Research and Technical Papers

The Desired Results Access Project engages in systematic and ongoing research regarding the use of the Desired Results Developmental Profile (2015) for children receiving special education services. This research includes:

  • Scaling investigations, equating studies, item testing and other descriptive and inferential analyses of DRDP (2015) datasets.
  • Research to enhance the utility of the DRDP (2015).
  • Collaboration with local, state and national partners to disseminate evidence-based practices to the field.

This document describes the findings of the 2014-15 Interrater Agreement Study conducted by the Desired Results Access Project. The study investigated rating agreements between pairs of special education assessors who independently rated the DRDP (2015) for the same child within the same time period.