The Desired Results system is an accountability initiative of the California Department of Education (CDE) developed to determine the effectiveness of its child development and early childhood special education services and programs. The system ensures that children who are enrolled in state-funded preschool programs benefit from those programs. Central to the Desired Results System are the assessment instruments that measure children’s progress. These instruments, the Desired Results Developmental Profiles 2015 (DRDP), comprise the child assessment component of the Desired Results system. There are several versions of the DRDP assessment that measure children's development. Since fall 2013, the DRDP access has been used with Birth through 5 year-old infants, toddlers, and preschool children who have Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) or Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). In 2015, the DRDP was updated, and is now renamed the DRDP 2015.
The Desired Results access Project assists the California Department of Education, Special Education Division (SED), in implementing the DRDP Assessment System to measure the progress of California's infants, toddlers and preschool-age children with IEPs.
The Desired Results access Project website offers information and resources to assist special educators, administrators, and families in participating in the Desired Results assessment system. You can view and download the DRDP 2015 assessment tool used with preschool-aged children with IEPs as well as the DRDP access Manual with complete instructions for completing the rating instrument by clicking on this link: http://www.draccess.org/assessors
To see an Overview or the DRDP 2015 for Families, click on this link: http://www.draccess.org/OverviewOfDRDP2015forFamilies.html
Further information regarding all other components of the Desired Results system for children in child development programs funded by CDE can be found at The Desired Results Training and Technical Assistance Project at http://www.draccess.org/.
For further assistance, please contact Monika Gylys in the Antelope Valley SELPA Office at (661)274-4136.