• DRDP Assessment in Educa

    Learning stories keep families informed
    and serve as DRDP evidence.

For Head Start & State-Funded Programs

Authentic assessment that families will read and understand.

Head Start and state-funded programs can now use Educa to engage families while meeting their documentation and assessment reporting requirements.

  1. Share learning stories, link to DRDP measures as you go. Regular sharing, as learning unfolds, builds real partnerships with families.
  2. At period end, add observations and rate unrated measures.
  3. Beautiful progress reports for families.
  4. One-click export data by class or center. 

By making the DRDP assessment rating the last step, assessment does not get in the way.  It fits your process and allows you to focus on each child’s unique journey, all year long.

Note, the DRDP assessment framework is a public resource, approved for Head Start (varies by grantee) and several states.  


drdp assessment ratings using learning stories

Learning Stories

Learning stories use a narrative format that lets teachers describes the learning as it unfolds – most often non-linear, surprising and delightful. They provide context and detail to support a selected outcome on the linear DRDP progression.

Link Stories to Multiple Measures

Learning stories is often a culmination of observations and reflections that concern the whole child and therefore a number of measures can be connected.

All Work Product Seen

Learning Stories are written for families and children. They are written to be read, first and foremost. And they serve as evidence of DRDP outcomes. And they become a valuable keepsake.

Unrated Measures at a Glance

Add evidence to support your ratings in measures that do not have learning story links. Unrated measures are highlighted for your rating period.

One-Click Export

Save time with a one-click export by class in the required DRDP Online format.

Parent-Friendly Reports

Educa generates automatic reports that parents can understand that can be used for parent conference.

Meet your DRDP obligations without compromising.

Educa helps you focus on each child’s unique journey.


Connect To Each Child

Educa helps keep teacher attention on each child – observing, sharing learning stories day to day, DRDP ratings at period end only.

Refer to Prior Ratings

Everything captured in Educa stays in Educa. Ratings for prior periods are at your fingertips.


Enter center and child details once and then include in any export. More on DRDP Online and research here.

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Supporting Documentation

Educa has dozens of templates – home language surveys, home routines, screenings, IEPs – or create your own.

Head Start ELOF

Educa has the HS Early Learning Outcomes Framework integrated and available for linking and parent reporting. HSELOF to DRDP Alignment here.

Oversight in Real Time

Supervisors can track teacher and child activity, ratings progress in real time.

Find out if Educa can lighten your assessment workload