DRDP-Kindergarten ©

by the

California Department of Education


Kindergarten Assessment Tool for California

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Welcome to the DRDP-K (2015): A Developmental Continuum for Kindergarten. The DRDP-K (2015) is an assessment instrument designed for teachers to observe, document, and reflect on the learning, development, and progress of all children during the kindergarten year. The DRDP-K (2015) was developed by the California Department of Education with additional enhancements created in collaboration with the Illinois State Board of Education.

The DRDP–K (2015) is based on the previous DRDP–SR (2012)© instrument. It includes refinements made over the past several years and new elements that are essential to quality early childhood education. It aligns with the California Department of Education’s Early Learning and Development Foundations.


  • 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.

At a Glance

  • Aligned to the California Preschool Learning Foundations and the California Kindergarten Content Standards
  • 51 measures, across 11 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
  • To participate in the 2015-16 DRDP-K research studies, contact  drdpstudy@wested.org» Read more about DRDP-K research activities

Contact us

Desired Results Training and Technical Assistance Project
Center for Child & Family Studies at WestEd 
333 North Lantana, Suite 277 
Camarillo, CA 93010
Main: 800.770.6339
Fax: 805.465.4444