DRDP-School Readiness ©

by the

California Department of Education


School Readiness Assessment Tool for California

Find DRDP-K (2015): A Developmental Continuum for Kindergarten forms and resources»

Developmentally appropriate and aligned, the Desired Results Developmental Profile–School Readiness (DRDP-SR©) assessment instrument provides useful information to teachers and administrators in order to better address children’s learning and developmental needs over time. It ultimately is an essential strategy to close the readiness gap and ensure all children thrive in their earliest years.

The California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies and UC Berkeley–BEAR Center, developed the Desired Results Developmental Profile–School Readiness (DRDP-SR) assessment instrument. The primary purpose of the DRDP-SR is to provide transitional and traditional kindergarten teachers with a valid, reliable measurement tool that will assist them to observe, document and reflect on the learning, development and progress of their students.


Management Bulletin 14-11 Information about the Early Implementation of the Desired Results Developmental Profile (2015) (DRDP [2015]) for EESD-funded and SED-funded programs. This Management Bulletin (MB) is to update and supersede MB 14-09.

The DRDP-SR Rating Record is now available in Spanish. DRDP-SR Rating Record- Spanish version

At a Glance

  • Aligned to the California Preschool Learning Foundations and the California Kindergarten Content Standards
  • 30 measures, across 5 domains, in developmental areas that have been identified both in the empirical literature and by the National Education Goals Panel as those most foundational to later school success
  • Field‐tested in fall 2011 and spring 2012 with over 600 children in kindergarten (44%) and transitional kindergarten (56%) classrooms

Contact us

Desired Results Training and Technical Assistance Project
Center for Child and Family Studies at WestEd 
333 North Lantana, Suite 277 
Camarillo, CA 93010
Main: 800.770.6339
Fax: 805.383.9447