Assessment using Learning Stories
Assessment should be a meaningful process
that informs instruction - not just compliance.
Educa is a fully-featured Learning Story platform with linking to the ELOF, DRDP© and state frameworks. An approved DRDP© assessment vendor.
Authentic assessment in early childhood education refers to an approach that seeks to understand each child’s true nature, using careful observation, and regular and comprehensive reflection on a child’s progress.
Educa supports authentic assessment with Learning Stories, which:
- promotes a more reflective teaching approach
- in an engaging format families will read and understand.
Evidence for DRDP assessment
Learning Stories can also be evidence for data reporting to Head Start, UPK and state-funded programs that accept the ELOF or DRDP©.
Educa supports using Learning Stories for DRDP assessment data reporting as follo
- Collect images, videos, notes during your day
- Create Learning Stories, link to DRDP
- Share with families, save to child portfolios
- At period end, complete DRDP ratings
- Export data – PDF for families, spreadsheet for agencies.
Educa has most state frameworks available for linking. More on the DRDP here
Choosing the right DRDP© view
The DRDP© is accepted for Head Start, and for Universal PreK in states that accept the DRDP assessment explicitly (e.g., California) and in so-called “local decision” states where the DRDP meets most state assessment requirements.
The are three views: Comprehensive, Fundamental, and Essential views for all program types – preschool or infant/toddler. All views are subsets of the largest view, Comprehensive.
Educa supports all DRDP views.
More on the DRDP here.