Authentic Assessment for Head Start
Learning Stories with DRDP assessment
Documentation that fits teaching workflow
Assessment should be part of the teaching process, not a distraction that sits outside teacher workflow.
Educa supports Head Start programs with Learning Stories, which provide a canvas for teachers to share their observations and reflections on each child (authentic assessment), with linking to the DRDP developmental profiles (needed for Head Start reporting) as a natural in-line step.
Learning Stories in Educa make assessment a helpful tool for individualized planning and sharing with families.
Learning stories provide a blank canvas for an educator to fully capture the magic of early learning, the last step being a link to the DRDP.
The customizable story template includes a “What’s Next?” section where educators share differentiated planning.
Learning stories are written to be read. The narrative format is less intimidating, feedback is more natural.
Stories nurture informed family feedback based on an understanding of the educator’s approach and the learning that is happening.
Ratings auto-populate from story links as evidence. Educators can also add observations manually. Send PDF reports to families, upload data in Excel to regulators.
More on DRDP ratings in Educa here.
Educa is a licensed DRDP assessment vendor.