Research

The Desired Results system is a comprehensive approach that facilitates the achievement of the Desired Results identified for children and families. The system is aligned with the state's learning and development foundations for early care and education programs and the content standards for kindergarten.

Preschool Quality and Child Development: How Are Learning Gains Related to Program Ratings? PDF
This study investigates the relationships between preschool quality based on the Quality Counts California system and children’s learning and development (measured with the DRDP).

DRDP Technical Report for Early Infancy Through Kindergarten: Interrater Reliability PDF
This new technical report presents results from a study investigating the interrater reliability of the 3 views of the DRDP (2015): infant/toddler, preschool, and kindergarten.

DRDP Technical Report for Early Infancy Through Kindergarten: Validity in Relation to External Assessments of Child Development PDF
This new technical report presents results from a study investigating the correlations of other assessments of child development with the 3 views of the DRDP (2015): infant/toddler, preschool, and kindergarten.

DRDP Technical Report for Early Infancy Through Kindergarten: Structural Validity and Reliability Information for the Desired Results Developmental Profile PDF
This new technical report for the DRDP (2015) describes the process for updating the DRDP measurement scale to facilitate comparisons between domains that span early infancy through kindergarten.

Technical Report for the Desired Results Developmental Profile (2015) PDF
Technical Report for the Desired Results Developmental Profile (2015) specifies the criteria guiding the development of the DRDP, including a description of the psychometric properties of the instrument.

DRDP: Developed from the Research Literature and Aligned to the California Infant and Toddler and Preschool Foundations
The DRDP is grounded in the research literature that addresses the range of knowledge and skills that children demonstrate as they develop from birth to kindergarten entry. The relationship between the DRDP domains and relevant foundations varies within and across the learning and development domains. There is a correspondence in the extent to which key skills and concepts addressed by each DRDP measure relates to key skills and concepts in the California Infant and Toddler Learning and Development Foundations or Preschool Learning Foundations. 

DRDP Aligned to the California Infant and Toddler and Preschool Foundations
The DRDP addresses the most salient, representative, and observable knowledge and skills across a range of learning and development domains in the foundations.

Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources: California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations, California Content Standards, the Common Core State Standards, and Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework illustrates how the preschool foundations align with California state Kindergarten content standards, the common core state standards, the infant toddler foundations and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. 

DRDP: Aligned to the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework
The relationship between the DRDP domains and relevant Head Start outcomes varies within and across the learning and development domains. There is a correspondence in the extent to which key skills and concepts addressed by each DRDP measure relate to key skills and concepts in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (HSELOF).

Each document below describes the correspondence between the DRDP and the HSELOF for infant/toddler or preschool. Each document includes an opening paragraph that characterizes the nature of the correspondence and a correspondence table for each DRDP domain. The correspondence tables provide detailed information regarding the correspondence between each measure in the DRDP domains to specific outcomes.

Correspondence between the DRDP and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, Infant/Toddler

Correspondence between the DRDP and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, Preschool