DRDP Online User Login

The California Department of Education Early Education and Support Division is pleased to announce DRDP Online, the new online platform for the Desired Results Developmental Profile. This platform will be rolled out in August with updates and new features added weekly. As a result of input from the field, the new system was designed with flexibility to accommodate multiple program types.

The California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the UC Berkeley BEAR Center and the WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies, announces DRDP Online designed to allow teachers, program administrators, and other designated staff to access DRDP instruments and conduct DRDP assessments online via the Internet. DRDP Online stores the data entered by teachers in a secure database and automatically produces a variety of assessment reports, both for individual children and for groups of children.


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Standard Rating Period Date Ranges 2018-19

Current rating period default dates:

Rating period Start date  End date  Minimum date  Maximum date
Fall 2018  8/19/2018  11/12/2018  7/1/2018 12/31/2018
Winter 2018-19  11/13/2018  2/10/2019  11/1/2018  3/31/2019
Spring 2019 3/1/2019 5/31/2019  1/1/2019 6/30/2019
Summer 2018  6/1/2019 8/18/2019 4/1/2019  10/31/2019


Using DRDP Online to Record Assessment Data 

DRDP Online©, a secure cloud application, is provided free of charge to: (1) EESD-funded programs, (2) California Head Start programs, (3) California School Districts and County Offices of Education, (4) California Tribal Child Care and Development Fund Child Care and 5) Programs participating in Quality Counts CA. Beginning in the 2015–16 program year, EESD-funded agencies were required to use the DRDP Online© to obtain psychometrically valid reports. Use of DRDP Online© will also meet the record retention requirement. This means no paper copies of the instrument are required for individual children when assessment data is stored in DRDP Online©. For agencies that use commercial vendors, an Excel format has been provided so data can be uploaded into DRDP Online© to take advantage of the psychometrically valid report functions.

Some vendors utilize the Excel DRDP template, but unless the data is uploaded into DRDP Online, the reports yielded are not the DRDP Online psychometrically valid reports. 

School-age programs that are using the complete version may receive group data summaries using an Excel spreadsheet, available by request. The Excel sheet provides averages instead of pyschometricaly valid data. Contact desiredresults@wested.org for the Group Data Summary Excel version.

To meet the requirement above, one must demonstrate:

  • That a DRDP Online account has been created
  • That data has been uploaded into DRDP Online
  • That psychometrically valid reports (Child and/or Group Doman Report) have been generated by DRDP Online

Use of an Excel DRDP template simply shows that data has been downloaded from a system other than DRDP Online, but does not constitute psychometrically valid reports. Data input into DRDP Online meets the data retention requirements; including data used to generate psychometrically valid reports. Currently, no other data system has the DRDP psychometrically valid reports.


Getting Started

DRDP Online Tip Sheets Tutorials



  • Onsite DRDP Online trainings: Find information about and request a training at your site DRDP Online Onsite Training Request Form  PDF; 57KB
  • Free Webinars: The DRDP Online Webinar provides a general overview of DRDP Online including how to rate measures and run reports. (Note: The same information is presented in all DRDP Online webinars.)


DRDP (2015) Measures and Views

View a complete chart of the DRDP (2015) domains and measures and their corresponding views (comprehensive, fundamental, essential, snapshot and school-age) and levels (infant/toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and school-age): DRDP (2015) Measures and Views DOC


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Content Import File Templates to Upload

Upload Records

Upload and import user information with the CA DRDP Online User Upload Template.csv (Save file as a CSV file.)

  • Role = To determine role, see DRDP Online Roles and Permissions
  • Email = User's Email Address
  • Last Name =  User's Last Name
  • First Name = User's First Name
  • Personnel ID = This can be left blank
  • Site ID= School Code or School Name
  • Agency ID  = District Name or Code

Upload Records for Enrollment

The option Upload Records For Enrollment allows you to create and add new child records in the current rating period. Use these templates to enter new child information with or without ratings.

Age Level

Comprehensive View (CV)

Fundamental View (FV)  Essential View (EV) Snapshot  School-Age Complete View School-Age Simplified View
Infant/Toddler (IT)


Instructions XLSX



Instructions XLSX

Preschool (PS)


Instructions XLSX


Instructions XLSX


Instructions XLSX

Kindergarten (K)


Instructions XLSX


Instructions XLSX


Instructions XLSX

K_Snapshot CSV

Instructions XLSX

School Age (SA)        

SA_Complete CSV

Instructions XLSX

SA_Simple CSV

Instructions XLSX


DRDP Online Reports and Guidance

Report Description
Class Detail Report

class detail

The Class Detail Report provides names by measure for each development level for teacher planning purposes.

Child Domain Report

child domain report

This report provides scale scores by domain for individual children.
Child Progress Report

Individual Child Progress this year

The Child Progress Report provides a child’s progress using scale scores by domain over two rating periods in the same year within a single age-group instrument. Ratings are grouped by domain.
Group Detail Report

group detail

The Group Detail Report provides percent by measure for each development level for agency planning purposes or agency reporting purposes.

Group Domain Report

group report

This report provides scale scores by domain for a group of children and has the number of children at each level in the domain. This report can be pulled for a class, for an agency, or for a specific group of children, such as four year olds who had ELD measures completed.

Group Progress Report

group progress

The Group Progress Report shows the overall level of development in each of the separate domains measured by the DRDP assessment for the same group of children, in the same set of age groups, over a period of time.

Parent Report

DRDPtech parent report

The Parent Report is a summary report for parent conferences that includes Child Progress over time. It includes graphics and descriptors to show the child’s rating and additional descriptive information about the child’s progress. 


DRDP Online Parent Report Feedback Survey

Rating Completion Report by Teacher

raing completion

The Rating Completion Report by Teacher allows administrators to view the statistics on the ratings that have been completed by teachers for the current rating period. This is for administrators to use to view if teachers have completed the assessment.

Review Ratings

This Review Ratings report shows which DRDP measures have been rated for an individual child so far during the current observation and assessment. Measure names appear down the left side, in the same order as in the DRDP. Developmental level names appear across the top. A (☀) symbol indicates the developmental level rated for the measure.

A (☀▶) symbol indicates that the level was rated and that the box for "Child is emerging to the next level" was also marked. A row with no symbol means the child has not yet been assessed for that measure or that "Unable to rate" was marked.


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Register now for DRDP Online!

DRDP Online is available free of charge for agencies funded by CDE’s Early Education & Support Division (EESD), California Head Start programs, California tribal CCDF and Head Start programs, California K-12 school districts, California Community Colleges, California State Universities, University of California campuses and for any family child care home or agency, public or private, involved in the QRIS Quality Counts California.

Agencies or school districts may obtain a DRDP Online CLOUD account by submitting a completed Agency Identification worksheet by an authorized person that includes the agency vendor code or the district CDS code via the Upload link below. DRDP Online will contact the executive director of the agency to verify the authorized agency representative to administer the agency’s DRDP Online account.

An End User License Agreement (EULA) is also required to create an account on DRDP Online. The EULA must be signed by the appropriate representative and may be uploaded below:


Upload Agency ID worksheet & signed EULA form» upload

For further assistance uploading forms, please email drdponline@wested.org


Setting Up Your DRDP Online Account

Once signed EULA and verification are received, the DRDP Online team will assign login credentials. The login information (URL link, user name, and password) for the agency or district DRDP Online account will be emailed to the representative within two weeks. This email will include instructions for creating individual DRDP Online accounts for the teachers within the agency or district who will be using DRDP Online to assess the children in the classroom.


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Fee Structure

DRDP Online is available free of charge for agencies funded by CDE’s Early Education & Support Division (EESD), California Head Start programs, California tribal CCDF and Head Start programs, California K-12 school districts, California Community Colleges, California State Universities, University of California campuses and for any family child care home or agency, public or private, involved in the QRIS Quality Counts California.

For other California-based agencies, the cost for DRDP Online varies depending upon type and size of agency. A flat yearly fee of $50 applies to CA family child care homes. For other CA agencies, the rate is $300 per year for an enrollment up to 200, with an additional $2.00 fee per child over the 200 mark. For out- of-state agency pricing or for additional information, please contact WestEd at 1-800-770-6339.

Agency Number of Children  Cost per Year
Other CA agencies  < 200 $300
  > 200 $300 plus $2.00 per additional child over the 200 mark
Family Child Care Homes in CA  N/A $50 flat fee
Other agencies outside CA   Please contact WestEd 


For assistance, please contact WestEd at 800-770-6339 or DRDPOnline@wested.org

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