Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP)
The DRDP is made up of eight domains. The focus of each domain is on the acquisition of knowledge, skills, or behaviors that reflect each domain’s developmental constructs. Below are brief orientations to the DRDP assessment instruments:
Complete age-appropriate DRDP for each child enrolled in the program for at least 10 hours per week
Complete for each child within 60 calendar days of the child's enrollment in the program
Completed at least once every 6 months thereafter
For Head Start programs, a mid-point is completed. The midpoint collection is a check-in on both individual child and classroom level areas of growth in addition to areas of strength, as it relates to the Granttee's school readiness goals within the 5 essential domains.
Before collecting assessment evidence, read through the entire DRDP assessment tool to know what behaviors and skills to consider. Pay special attention to the 4 D's of the assessment (Domain/Definitions/Developmental Levels/Descriptors)
NOTE: Within the Preschool assessment tool do not completedomains HSS & VPA
Since the DRDP focuses on the child's behavior, knowledge and skills; the first step is to capture a child's behavior through incorporating observation in natural settings. Observations are completed and maintained in an electronic child portfolio called Learning Genie.
Note: FSW's give parents a DRDP Questionnaire each month that may be incorporated into your observations. In addition, ASQ3/ASQ SE may be used as supplemental observation documentation.
For each measure, based on the supporting observation records, the teacher or provider will determine the latest developmental level the child has mastered and mark it appropriately. Measures are rated and maintained in an electronic child portfolio called Learning Genie.
Reports are pulled from the Learning Genie Dashboard for data analysis. Based on the results, DRDP outcomes are linked to ongoing planning.
In collaboration with the child's parent at a home visit parent/teacher conference, individual goals will be developed & documented on the School Readiness Planning Form. In addition, child strengths will be shared and documented on the Parent Contact Record.
On the Class School Readiness plan teachers will document the analysis, summary , reflection & follow up based on the DRDP data compiled at the classroom level. One School Readiness Goal will be selected to focus on from the SCOE School Readiness Goals for planning.
By June 1st of each program year, DRDP data will be analyzed at the program & age group level. Data is used to develop an educational goal for thenext program year. The Summary of Findings & Program Action Plan will be used to document analysis, summary , reflection and follow up