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ChildPlus Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) Assessment Report Analysis


ChildPlus Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) is the on-going child assessment program used by NOCAC Head Start/Home Based. Reports are analyzed after each assessment period to determine how well children are meeting development and school readiness goals according to the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning (HSCDEL) Framework.


  1. The Education Manager analyzes the DRDP reports at the Program, Site and Teacher levels.
    1. Analysis of the data is shared with Education Team, Management Team, Child Development Director, Policy Council and Governing Board
    2. Analysis shared with the teaching staff to aid in curriculum planning.
  2. The Education Manager has the responsibility to analyze data on child outcomes that centers on patterns of progress for groups of children over time as they receive services through the program year to address school readiness.
  3. Data is analyzed to answer the following questions:
    1. What are the patterns of progress and accomplishments for groups of children in different domains and indicators of learning and development?
    2. What are the patterns of outcomes for children in different program options, forms of service, and service areas?
    3. What are the patterns of outcome data for different groups of children, such as (a) those what begin Head Start at different levels of functioning and (b) children that receive one or two years of Head Start services?
    4. What are the trends in outcome data from year to year, in terms of stability and change in patterns of progress and levels of accomplishment?
    5. What are the patterns of outcome data for children on an IEP or CSP?
  4. Fall data is used to determine the baseline at each analysis level.
    1. The emphasis is to determine child entry status in terms of responding, exploring, building, or integrating widely held expectations (WHE) for all DRDP dimensions and particularly those that align to the program wide school readiness goals.
    2. Data will be presented in terms of number of students and percentages of those responding, exploring, building, or integrating the WHE
    3. Data will be compiled and presented by class type: full day, half day, and home based; if additional comparison is needed Project Manager will create additional reports with specific parameters.
  5. Winter and Spring DRDP reports are analyzed to determine progress and growth.
    1. Analyze all objectives and dimensions to answer questions and identify trends in terms of children being responding, exploring, building, integrating the DRDP WHE.
    2. Set teaching and learning goals based on assessment data.
    3. The emphasis is on performance, growth, readiness and end of year child outcomes.
    4. By the end of the year, expect to see children ready to transition to the next class/grade. DRDP readiness is where the current class/grade color band, meets but does not overlap the next class/grade color band.
    5. Project Manager will compile checkpoint assessment data within one week of checkpoint due dates, when possible.
  6. HBHV will have one additional assessment period in the 4th quarter of the year.  The Education Manager will
    1. Compare and analyze data between fall and winter, between winter and spring and between fall and spring
    2. Compare children with ratings in all checkpoint periods. Hide empty sites and classes
    3. Analyze DRDP reports prioritizing DRDP objectives that relate to program school readiness goals paying attention to those objectives where more than half of the children in the program scored “building” for the WHE in the FALL.
    4. Education Manager will provide data and visual representations demonstrating growth/progress throughout the program year.  Deficiencies/Areas of excellence will be highlighted.
  7. The Education Manager and Teachers will use the DRDP Group Detail Report (5040) to inform planning and take a quick pulse check of where their class is at any given time.
    1. The DRDP Group Detail Report (5040) is the primary report used by all to filter and analyze, to answer questions, to compare data and to identify trends. There are many options for running the report.  Detail view will contain the most information.
    2. Data will focus on positive gains as we use a strength based lens in our program.
  8. SUMMARIZE: The Education Manager will summarize the DRDP Data and train teaching staff to do so also by asking the following questions:
    1. What do you notice? What stands out as strengths or weaknesses? Are there any surprises and if so, what are they? What questions arise? Did you mine or dig deeper for some reason and if so why and what did you find out? How will this data analysis guide your practice between now and the next checkpoint period? Do you have other thoughts, wonderings and/or questions?
  9. PLAN: The Education Manager will develop goals at the program; site and classroom level based on the information learned from the data analysis that will support school readiness.  If planning is specific to a classroom, the CCM and center manager will collaboratively guide the process and monitor the classroom and outcomes.
  10. DOCUMENTATION: The Education Manager will maintain reports, data charts, Excel workbooks, data analysis, summaries, and plans.


Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:   1302.32 (a)(iii)   1302.33 (b)(c)
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:   www.childplus.com/drdp
Effective Date:   8/7/17 Reviewed Date:   8/23/22
Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council:    
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