DRDP-SR - Preschool California

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DESIRED RESULTS
DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILE SCHOOL READINESS©
A PROJECT OF THE CALIFORNIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CHILD
DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
Collaborative Team:
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UC Berkeley – B E A R C e n t e r
California Department of Education
Child Development Division
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California Early Learning System
California’s Early Learning and
Development System
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The California Department of Education has
endeavored to capture a vision for the “what”
and the “how” of early childhood education and
to think about the way the components of our
professional development system would fit into
this vision.
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The Desired Results System
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Purpose of the Desired Results
Assessment System
Serves as a framework for documenting
progress of individual children
 Gives teachers concrete information to plan
and modify curriculum for children
 Document how children are benefiting from
programs
 Target technical assistance for ongoing
program quality improvement
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Desired Results Developmental
Profile (DRDP)
 Individual child assessment
 An observation-based assessment tool, not
a test
 Completed by each child’s teacher
 Based on developmental research and
theory
 Includes developmental sequences of
behaviors along a continuum
DRDP-SR©
Foundations/Standards-Aligned
DRDP Instruments
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Infant/Toddler (DRDP-IT)
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Preschool (DRDP-PS)
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School Readiness (DRDP-SR)
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School-age (DRDP-SA)
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Alignment of DRDP Instruments to
the Foundations
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Grounded in same current research
DRDP delineates a continuum of
development for individual children which
represent a sampling of core areas of
development delineated in the Foundations
DRDP is organized by Foundation domains
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DRDP-SR Overview
What is the
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DRDP-SR ?
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Assessment for TK and K teachers to:
 Observe
 Document
 Reflect on
Learning, development, and progress of
children’s readiness for kindergarten in
5 developmental domains
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4 Primary Purposes of
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DRDP-SR
1. Psychometric measurement of children’s
development in key domains of school
readiness
2. Support transition between preschool and
TK/K
3. Research tool
4. Professional development tool
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Purpose 1
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Provide teachers with a valid and reliable
psychometric measurement of individual
children’s development in the key domains of
school readiness
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What does the
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DRDP-SR
assess?
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Children’s development in key domains of
school readiness
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English Language Development (ELD)
Self & Social Development (SSD)
Self-regulation (REG)
Language and Literacy Development (LLD)
Mathematical Development (MATH)
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Purpose 2
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Link assessment information through the DRDP-PS©
and the DRDP-SR© instruments that will support:
 Common
language for children’s development between
teachers in preschool, TK, and K
 The
overall transition of children from preschool to
TK/kindergarten
 TK/Kindergarten
 Curriculum
readiness assessment
planning
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DRDP-SR/DRDP-PS
Linkage
DRDP-PS
DRDP-SR
Latest
DRDP-SR
level is
unique to
kinderEarliest DRDP-PS level
garten
unique to preschool
Middle levels overlap with DRDP-SR
Structure of the
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Descriptor
Domain
Measure
Definition
Developmental
Level
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Each Descriptor describes observable child
behaviors associated with that developmental
level.
Each Developmental Level specifies a point along the
developmental continuum.
Using the
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DRDP-SR
Developmental
Continuum
1 decision per page or screen
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Purpose 3
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Use the DRDP-SR© as a research tool
DRDP-SR©
Aggregate
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DRDP-SR data
to:
Understand and investigate developmental
readiness of groups of TK/K children
 To provide schools and districts with data for
program improvement
 Share results with families for common
understanding of each child’s strengths and the
path to continued development
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An important caveat:
Using ratings of children’s learning based on
observations conducted by the teachers who
are being compared raises methodological
concerns
 Validity and reliability assumptions for the
instrument only hold when the teacher provides
an objective assessment
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Making use of child and group
reports
Get to know developmental competencies of
children in your classroom
 Use for curriculum planning for individual
children and groups of children
 Use for parent-teacher conferences
 Use to support continuous program
improvement efforts by teacher and principal
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DRDP-SR© Provides Snapshot of
Children’s Knowledge and Skills
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Purpose 4
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Use of the DRDP-SR© as a professional
development tool that supports teacher
understanding and instructional practice
DRDP-SR©
A Professional Development Tool
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In the process of using the DRDP-SR© teachers learn:
A
valid and reliable method for observing,
documenting, and reflecting on the learning,
development, and progress of all children in their
classrooms.
 Detailed
developmental information about each child
based on specific research on child development
 How
to integrate information from other required
assessments to inform their teaching
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Rubric Built Into
Developmental
Continuum
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DRDP Supports Reflective Curriculum
Planning
Observe
children
Implement
curriculum
Reflect,
question, &
plan
Document
observations
Complete
DRDP
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DRDPtech-SR
What is
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DRDPtech-SR ?
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An online data entry system for the DRDP-SR©
 An easy way for teachers to compile
information about children in their classes
 Offers teachers the opportunity to print out
summary reports on individual children and
groups of children
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UC Berkeley –
BEAR Center
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Sample DRDPtech-SR© Measurement Page
DRDP-SR©
Child
Developmental
Profile Report:
Valid/Reliable
measurement
for each DRDP
domain
DRDPtechSR©
Progress
report over
multiple
observation
periods
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DRDP-SR Field
Study Update
DRDP-SR© Field Study
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YEAR 1: 2009-2010
 Both TK and K
classes
 Data suggested
need for an
additional level at
the earlier end of
the developmental
continuum to capture
all children
YEAR 2: 2010-2011
 Field Study of revised
instrument with 5 levels
for all measures
 Fall 2011 data collection
in both TK and K classes
 For spring 2012,
welcome additional TK
and K classes
Teacher Feedback, 2009-10
DRDP-SR© Field Study
The DRDP-SR provided an accurate and
complete picture of children’s development
 DRDPtech-SR was user friendly
 Teachers expressed some concern about how
long the instrument took to complete but also
expressed that it got easier as they went
along.
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Next Steps
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Complete 2011-12 Field Study data collection
 Calibrate the scale of measurement for the
instrument
 Prepare DRDP-SR© instrument for release in
fall 2012
 Release as a voluntary observational
assessment tool for use in kindergarten and
transitional kindergarten classrooms
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Additional Handouts
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DRDP-SR© Field Study: Overview
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 DRDP-SR Sample Report: Fall and Spring
 DRDP-SR© List of Measures
 DRDPtech©
 Children Now DRDP-SR © Brief
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For More Information
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Peter L. Mangione, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Center for Child and Family Studies,
WestEd; [email protected]
Kerry Kriener-Althen, Ph.D.
Evaluation Director, Center for Child and Family
Studies, WestEd; [email protected]
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