DRDP Assessment Steps & Timeline

On this page you will find a chart of the general timelines for submitting DRDP data to the SELPA and to DRAccessData.org, as well a postcard outlining DRDP submission dates.

Interactive tutorial: DRDP 2015 data submission timeline for Special Education

General Timelines for Special Education DRDP Data Collection & Reporting

Eligibility for the DRDP: Any infant/toddler or child enrolled in preschool, TK, or K must have a signed IFSP/IEP and receive special education services by:

  • November 1 for the fall assessment
  • April 1 for the spring assessment

Prior to the cutoff date, the assessment should be initiated within the first 60 days of services.

If the child turns 6 at any point during the school year (July 1 through June 30), the DRDP is not required in either the fall or spring assessment periods.

Assessment Period Assessors Observe &
Collect Documentation
Assessors Rate & Submit DRDP Data SELPAs Submit DRDP Data
to DRAccessData.org
Fall August - December September - December
(consult your administrator for local due date)
By Feb. 1
Spring January - May February - June
(consult your administrator for local due date)
By July 1

The results of the DRDP assessment help us better understand children’s learning and development, plan instruction, and share information with families. In order to produce confident results, the DRDP must be used with a number of essential steps in place.

DRDP Timeline for Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education

DRDP Timeline for Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education

Get Started:

  • Identify eligible children to assess. Children must begin special education services before November 1 for the fall assessment and before April 1 for the spring assessment.
  • Check with your administrator about when and where to submit your DRDP (2015) Rating Records.

Complete the DRDP (2015) for Each Eligible Child:

  • Observe and document children’s skills on the DRDP (2015) measures throughout the fall and spring.
  • In the six-week period before your SELPA’s fall and spring deadlines, focus on the measures for which you do not have sufficient observations and documentation. Observations should be current with a child’s skills.
  • Complete an Information Page/Rating Record for each eligible child.

Produce Reports of Results:

  • Using SEIS or SIRAS? Your DRDP results will automatically transfer nightly to DRAccessReports.org if you enter your Reports account email while entering DRDP records.
  • Produce DRDP (2015) reports for children at any time to plan instruction; inform goals, outcomes, and learning targets; share with families; and track progress.

Download PDF of Timeline postcard