DRDPtech and KIDStech, developed and hosted by BEAR, are the cloud-based technology components of the DRDP assessment suite . The systems support DRDP and KIDS assessment implementation, as well as all on-going assessment research efforts.
DRDPtech is funded by the California Department of Education's (CDE) Child Development Division (CDD), and it delivers DRDP's suite of assessment to teachers and staff via a free internet service for all CDD-funded early care and education programs and California School Districts. BEAR also uses DRDPtech to host the multi-year studies undertaken by the State of California on behalf of the US Department of Education’s Race to the Top, Early Learning Challenge program.
KIDStech is funded by the Illinois State Board of Education and it delivers the KIDS Kindergarten assessment to teacher and staff of Illinois kindergarteners via the internet. KIDS and KIDStech are successfully into their third year.
DRDPtech and KIDStech store data entered by teachers in a secure database and automatically produce a variety of assessment reports, both for individual children and for groups of children.
A demonstration of DRDPtech is available to the public at http://www.drdptech.org.