School Readiness Tool
Training is underway for the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP).
DRDP is a research-based, observation readiness tool adopted as the Department’s recommended early childhood instrument. A rigorous five-phase training process is currently underway to certify a cadre of 20 Certified Coach Trainers (CCTs) who will provide statewide training on use of the DRDP. Embedded within the CCT trainer model are teacher trainings which focus on collecting and interpreting authentic observational assessment data.
At this time, priority is given to the following groups for attendance in these trainings:
• Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE),
• Missouri Preschool Program (MPP),
• Title I preschool teachers and Head Start teachers who are currently serving students with disabilities identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Once the CCTs are fully credentialed, trainings will be offered around Missouri for professionals who work with preschool age children. These trainings are expected to begin in May, 2014.
DRDP Teacher Training Opportunities