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DRDP access Assessment System

Preschool Special Education Federal Requirements.

The Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) access Assessment System is designed to assist California’s infant and preschool special education programs and providers in supporting children’s learning and development and to ensure that children are making progress. Implementing the DRDP access Assessment System assures that the California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division (SED), and Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) comply with requirements of PL 108-446, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) and the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Two components of this law led to the use of the DRDP access Assessment for infant and preschool special education.

The general implementation of the DRDP access Assessment System in California requires all infants and toddlers with IFSPs from LEAS and preschool aged children with IEPs be assessed using the DRDP access instrument twice a year (fall and spring).

For the most up-to-date information, visit the Desired Results access Assessment Project Web site External link opens in new window or tab., the official source for materials, timelines, information, guidance, and professional development related to the DRDP access Assessment System.

Questions: Meredith Cathcart | mcathcart@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-3702 
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