Test Updates

Educator Portal Maintenance
June 27, 2016

Educator Portal is offline for updates beginning Monday, June 27. When it reopens on Tuesday, June 28, Users and Roles tabs will not be available. These tabs are expected to return to full functionality by Wednesday, July 6. We apologize for this inconvenience.

KITE Client will also be unavailable to users beginning at 3pm CT on Monday, June 27. This application is expected to reopen Tuesday, June 28. 

Share Your 2015-16 Experience through Three Surveys
June 16, 2016

Three surveys are open through June 30, allowing you to provide input to the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM) project.

  • Teacher Experience Survey - Educators who administered at least one DLM alternate assessment in spring 2016 are invited to complete a survey about their experience. Results will be used to document the quality of the assessment system. Completing this survey is voluntary and individual responses will be kept confidential.
  • Service Desk Satisfaction Survey - We invite you to complete a Service Desk satisfaction survey. Please respond based on your overall experience with the Service Desk in 2015-16 unless otherwise directed. Your input will help us to continue to improve our service to you.
  • Training and Resources Survey - District staff are invited to tell us about the training and resources you used and how well they prepared you for your role in supporting DLM alternate assessments. Feedback from assessment coordinators, data stewards, and technical liaisons will provide valuable information as we shape our training and resources to support district staff for operational testing in 2016-17.

New Supported Platforms for KITE Client and Educator Portal
June 15, 2016

​The DLM system has changed the supported platforms for KITE Client and Educator Portal for the 2016‑17 school year. The revised list of supported platforms is available below and on the KITE Suite Requirements page on the DLM website. 

Supported Platforms for KITE Client 2016-17

  • Windows 7. 8.1, 10 (desktop, laptop)
  • MAC OS X 10.10 – 10.11
  • Chromebook
  • iPad, IOS 9

Educator Portal Supported Platforms

  • Firefox 38.7.1 or above
  • Safari 9.0.3 or above
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Chrome 35 or above

This summer, districts and their technology personnel should plan accordingly to prepare for testing in the 2016–17 school year.

Using Multiple Testing Devices for a Single Testlet Not Recommended
April 19, 2016

Using multiple testing devices to administer a single testlet is not recommended. However, occasionally a testing device may not work properly or be suitable to meet a student’s needs. When a change in device must be made, follow these steps*:

  1. Use Exit Does Not Save to exit the testlet on the first device.
  2. Open the testlet on the second device, and start from the beginning.

Changing testing devices between completed testlets is acceptable.

*New Jersey users who need to make a change in the middle of a testlet will contact Ms. Elizabeth Celentano at assessment@doe.state.nj.us for special permission.

Testing Resumes
April 5, 2016

States that paused testing last week may resume normal testing volume. 

Recommended Pause for Testing
April 1, 2016

Although we've recovered from the construction incident that shut down testing earlier this week, we continue to have intermittent problems with access to the system. Our technology team is working to identify the root cause of the problem. In the meantime, to minimize the impact on teachers and students, we ask that you please not test until further notice.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Testing Resumes; Recommendations for Teachers
March 30, 2016

For states with an active test window*, DLM testing is ready to resume as of 10 a.m. CT today. The network issue has been corrected, and we will continue to monitor bandwidth closely.

We recommend limited testing through Friday, April 1 and a return to full testing beginning Monday, April 4. As an additional precaution, we have temporarily adjusted testlet delivery times. Through Friday, April 1, teachers should expect to be able to administer up to two testlets per subject to each student (one during the morning and one during the afternoon).

Normally, when a DLM testlet is exited rather than submitted, student responses are not saved. However, if a student was in the middle of a testlet when the outage occurred and logs in again before end of day Friday, April 1, the student’s prior responses may still be visible. In these cases, we strongly recommend that the teacher start the testlet from the beginning and confirm the student’s original responses before completing and submitting the testlet.

* This message does not apply to Miccosukee, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Missouri.
*Colorado CDE discourages the resumption of testing. CDE will communicate directly with DACs on how to proceed.

*Vermont's testing window, planned to open on Wednesday, March 30, is delayed by one day. Please wait to test students until Thursday, March 31.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 

Testing Status Update
March 30, 2016

The University of Kansas is experiencing a network outage affecting KITE Client, Educator Portal, and phone and email services to the KITE Service Desk. An update will be provided around noon CT Wednesday regarding the amount of Educator Portal and KITE functionality which will be available in the short term.

Testing Status Update
March 29, 2016

The University of Kansas network services have been interrupted as of 1:30 p.m. CT today due to a construction incident. Educator Portal, KITE Client, DLM office/Service Desk phones and email are currently down. We have been alerted to not expect service to be restored today.

Pause Testing If Using a Local Caching Server
March 24, 2016

We have discovered some DLM students are experiencing issues when completing tests on the Local Caching Server (LCS). As a result, we ask that the LCS not be used for DLM testing.  

  • Please pause testing if your location is using a local caching server for DLM assessments. 
  • For students who have already completed a testlet using an LCS, please await further instructions via a new Test Update.  

When a DLM testlet is submitted from a location where an LCS is in use this causes the KITE system to assign the next testlet at a lower linkage level than may be appropriate for the student. 

This problem is limited to locations using LCS. Students who take DLM tests using a standard internet connection will not encounter this problem. If you are unsure as to whether or not you are using an LCS, please contact your local IT staff (the KITE Service Desk will not have access to this information). 

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. We will issue a new Test Update with next steps.

Access Practice Testlets
March 24, 2016

If you’d like to test out the KITE system prior to administering assessments, there are demo logins for you to use on your state-specific DLM webpage. The Guide to Practice Activities & Released Testlets provides logins for a variety of testlet levels with varying accessibility supports. Locate your state below for a direct link to the practice guide.

  • AK, Choctaw, CO, IL, Miccosukee, MS, NH, NJ, NY, OK, PA, WI, and WV click here.
  • IA, KS, MO, NC, ND, UT, and VT click here.

Please note that practice testlets cannot be accessed if you are logged into an active student account. 

New Documents Added on Educator Resource Pages

March 10, 2016

As the spring testing window approaches, new documents have been added to the Educator Resource pages. From the list of documents on your state’s webpage, look for the link titled “Educator Resource Page.” Resources recently added or updated for the spring testing window include Materials Collections for Math, and ELA, and a Writing Testlet FAQ. Locate your state below and follow the link to the Educator Resource page.

  • AK, CO, IL, MS, NH, NJ, NY, OK, PA, WI, and WV click here.
  • IA, KS, MO, NC, ND, UT, and VT click here.

If your state administers Dynamic Learning Maps science assessments, you will also find the link for the Science Educator Resource page in the list of documents on your state’s webpage. Resources recently added or updated for the spring testing window include the Science Supplement to the Test Administration Manual, a guide to practice and released testlets for science, a materials collections list, and sample TIPS.

  • IA, IL KS, MO, MS, OK, WV, WI, Miccosukee, and Choctaw click here

Practice Activities Prepare Students and Teachers for Spring Assessments
March 8, 2016

You may prepare your student for spring testing using the optional practice activities and released testlets which are described in the Guide to Practice Activities & Released Testlets.

Practice activities are designed to familiarize users with the way testlets look in KITE Client.
Released testlets are similar to the real DLM testlets in content and format.

Both are accessed through KITE Client using demo login accounts. They may be completed as many times as desired.

Additionally, use the practice activities to evaluate the effectiveness of the accessibility supports selected for a student and make changes if needed. Learn more about PNP settings in the Accessibility Manual and Test Administration Manual.

Look for the Guide to Practice Activities & Released Testlets on your state DLM webpage to find complete details including login information.

Instructional Tools Interface Closes February 29
February 26, 2016

This message applies to schools who are using the Instructional Tools Interface.

The Instructional Tools Interface (ITI) test window closes at the end of the day on February 29. At that time, the Instructional Tools tab inside of Educator Portal will not be visible. Testlets delivered, but not completed in KITE Client will no longer appear.

Please complete all open instructional plans before February 29. After that date, you may still view information about completed plans using the DLM Test Administration Monitoring extract. See the Test Administration Manual for information about how to pull and read that extract.

Please share this message with your colleagues and show them how to subscribe to DLM Test Updates (from this page). Thank you.

Data Verification and Cleanup Resources Available for Building, District, and State Coordinators
February 17, 2016

In preparation for the spring testing window AND before it opens, building, district, and state coordinators should take steps to verify and revise data in Educator Portal. Data verification is important because

Incorrect or duplicate information = no test assignment or incorrect test assignment

  • Step-by-step procedures and best practices are included in the Data Steward Manual. Look for the section titled Manage Data Verification and Revisions.
  • A Data Cleanup Training video demonstrates cleanup procedures including editing via the user interface and through data extracts. To access the video, please locate your state below and follow the link provided.

AK, BIE, CO, IL, MS, NH, NJ, OK, WI, and WV click here
IA, KS, MO, ND, UT and VT click here
NY click here

Check with your State Education Agency for variations in how data verification and cleanup is managed in your state or district.

Please share this message with your colleagues and show them how to subscribe to DLM Test Updates (from this page). Always check your state page on the DLM site to see if an update applies to your state. Thank you.

Updated Manuals Released
February 15, 2016

Updated Assessment Coordinator Manuals are available on most state’s DLM webpages. The manuals received minor updates with new screenshots and information about accessing braille ready files, preparing for data lockdown, and viewing student reports. Please check your individual state page for the most updated version of the Assessment Coordinator Manual.

An updated Data Steward Manual is available on state DLM webpages. A summary of the significant changes is included in the Document History section. The update contains new information regarding roles and permissions in Educator Portal, managing student moves and transfers, data cleanup, and data lockdown. To access the Data Steward Manual, click here.

Updated Test Administration Manuals are available on most state’s DLM webpages. This update includes new procedures to retrieve braille ready files, view a student report (previously view a student’s alternate assessment report), an update to Frequency of Testlet Delivery During Spring Testing, an update to Understanding the DLM Test Administration Monitoring Extract, and an update to the Alternate Text Information in a TIP document. Please locate your state below and follow the link provided.

  • AK, BIE, CO, IL, MS, NH, NJ, NY, OK, PA, WV, and WI click here.
  • IA, KS, MO, NC, ND, UT, and VT click here.

New York’s customized manuals are available on the DLM NY webpage. Updates to those manuals are in progress and the new versions will be posted to the page soon.

Educator Portal Help Videos Now Available

February 9, 2016

New, informative videos lasting roughly 1–2 minutes each that demonstrates Educator Portal procedures to help Data Stewards and Assessment Coordinators are now available. These videos cover topics such as adding and editing rosters manually, adding and editing students manually, exiting students manually and more. The videos are located on the right side of the linked pages below under the header "Educator Portal Videos."

Updated Data Steward Manual Released
January 22, 2016

An updated Data Steward Manual is available on most state’s DLM webpages. Key updates include:

  • new screen shots resulting from the recent software update
  • updates to the Enrollment Records Extract and Roster Records Extract
  • updates to the Roles and Permissions in Educator Portal table
  • best practices for naming rosters

A complete summary of changes is included in the Document History in the Appendix of the manual.

KITE Client Update for Macintosh
January 15, 2016

On January 13, 2016 an updated version of the KITE Client (2.1), for Macintosh only, was made available on the program websites for download. Version 2.1 is only needed if you experienced issues installing 2.0 for Mac. If you did not have issues with KITE Client 2.0 and it is currently displaying, there is no need to update. This update addresses permission/codesign issues experienced by some Mac users and security changes Mac made to OSX > 10.7. Additionally, the new versioning number allows remote installers to differentiate the most current version of the KITE Client as 2.1.

If you need assistance with installation or help identifying your current version, please view the Installation Guide for KITE Client. Thank you.

Educator Portal Access Restored for Kansas Users
December 16, 2015

The KITE Educator Portal is now operating normally for Kansas users and the data transfers between KIDS and KITE has been completed. Thank you for your patience.

Educator Portal Access Restricted for Kansas Users
December 14, 2015

Kansas users' access to Educator Portal has been temporarily disabled, pending resolution to data transfers between KIDS and KITE. A solution has been identified and is being implemented. The next update will be Tuesday, 12/15, at 2:00 p.m.

Educator Portal Operating Normally for Most States
December 11, 2015

Educator Portal is operating normally for all states except Kansas. Again, we apologize for the issue and thank you for your patience. Kansas users – we will let you know as soon as Educator Portal is available to you again. Thank you.

Educator Portal Temporarily Unavailable
December 11, 2015

Educator Portal is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and will let you know as soon as it is available again. Thank you for your patience while we address the issue.

Create or Confirm ITI Plans Working Normally
December 10, 2015

This message applies to schools who are using the Instructional Tools Interface.

​The ability to create or confirm instructional plans (testlets) in the Instructional Tools Interface (ITI) is working normally. Thank you for your patience while the Agile Technology Solutions team corrected the issue. If you encounter other issues, please contact the Service Desk at 1-855-277-9751 or DLM-support@ku.edu.

Temporarily Unable to Create or Confirm ITI Plans
December 10, 2015

This message applies to schools who are using the Instructional Tools Interface.

Due to a software patch released last night, the ability to create or confirm instructional plans (testlets) in the Instructional Tools Interface (ITI) is temporarily unavailable.

We sincerely apologize for this issue which the Agile Technology Solutions team is actively addressing. We will issue a new Test Update once the issue is resolved.

Science Field Test Window Extension
December 1, 2015

This message applies ONLY to Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Wisconsin schools who are participating in the science field test.

We are pleased to announce that due to overwhelming interest in the science field test, the test window is extended until Wednesday, 12/9/2015 at 11:59 p.m. Please continue to encourage teachers to complete the survey, which is also available through 12/9/2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Updated Manuals Released
November 19, 2015

Updated Assessment Coordinator Manuals are available on most state’s DLM webpages. The manuals received minor updates and two new procedures: View a Student’s Alternate Assessment Report and Cancel a Confirmed Instructional Plan.

Please check your individual state page for the most updated version of the Assessment Coordinator Manual.

An updated Accessibility Manual is available on state DLM webpages. A summary of the significant changes is included in the Document History section.  Primarily this included updates to the Personal Needs and Preferences Profile section. To access the Accessibility Manual, click here.

An updated Test Administration Manual for 2015–16 is available for these states: AK, CO, IL, NH, NJ, OK, WV, and WI. This resource supports Test Administrators in preparing themselves and students for the DLM assessment. (Note: The updated manual for IA, KS, MO, ND, UT, VT, and VA was released November 10, 2015.)

  • AK, CO, IL, NH, NJ, OK, PA, WV, and WI click here.
  • IA, KS, MO, NC, ND, UT, and VT click here.

Be sure to check your state page on the DLM website to see if your state has provided additional information or resources. Start on the Operational Testing page

Troubleshooting Access to Test Management in Educator Portal
November 12, 2015

The Instructional Tools Interface (ITI) test window opened on November 9, with some technology and access to Educator Portal challenges. We apologize for the issues, and are doing our best to recover quickly.

For educators unable to access the Test Management tab in Educator Portal, here are the two most common issues, and the steps you can take to resolve them.

Security Agreement
If the agreement is not accepted, the educator will not have access to the Test Management tab.

  • Each school year the Security Agreement is to be renewed.
  • The Security Agreement defaults to “do not accept.”
  • Educators who have selected “do not accept” previously by mistake should go to their profile and change the answer to “accept.”
  • Please see the process titled Complete Security Agreement in the Test Administration Manual for full details with screen shots.

Required Training Course Completion and Access to Educator Portal Test Management
If all required training is complete and the educator does not have access to the Test Management tab 24 hours after completion of the training, then please complete these steps.

  • Log into http://training.dynamiclearningmaps.org/login/index.php and click on the training course.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page to the words “congratulations” and click the link titled “2015–2016 DLM Test Administrator Certificate.”
  • On the page that appears, educators must click on the “Get your certificate” button in order to have their status updated to “training completed.”
  • Save the certificate electronically.
  • Print a paper copy of the certificate.
  • Once this process is complete, educators will have access to the Test Management tab after 24 hours (excluding weekends).

For additional support for either of these situations, please contact the Service Desk at DLM-support@ku.edu or 1-855-277-9751.

Troubleshooting Science Test Window Issues
November 12, 2015

This message applies ONLY to Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Wisconsin schools who are participating in the science field test.

The Science Field Test Window opened November 9. We have successfully delivered tests to over 3,000 students who have a First Contact Survey in submitted status in Educator Portal. If you are expecting a science test, and do not find one, please check to make sure you have submitted a completed First Contact Survey for each student.

Updated Test Administrator Manual Available
November 10, 2015

An updated Test Administration Manual for 2015–16 is available for these states: IA, KS, MO, ND, UT, VT, and VA. This resource supports Test Administrators in preparing themselves and students for the DLM assessment. (Note: The updated manual for AK, CO, IL, NH, NJ, OK, WV, and WI will be available by November 19.)

Updates are primarily due to software improvements, and are detailed in the “What’s New in this Version” section on page 10 of the manual. Updates include improvements to the Instructional Tools Interface, the First Contact Survey, the Access (PNP) Profile, and the addition of the Student Alternate Assessment Report. Additionally, many procedures include updated screen shots and changes to basic navigation.

Be sure to check your state specific page on the DLM website to see if your state has provided additional information or resources.

Assessment Coordinator Webinar Recording Available Online
November 4, 2015

The November 3 Assessment Coordinator Webinar for AK, CO, IL, NH, NJ, NY, OK, PA, WV, and WI was cancelled due to technical issues.We sincerely apologize to the many attendees who were unable to successfully connect with us. We encourage you to view the webinar recording, which is available now at this link. The same page includes additional resources and an FAQ to supplement your knowledge. There is another live Assessment Coordinator webinar scheduled for November 5.

IA, KS, MO, NC, ND, UT and VT: Your webinar is posted here.

Please share this message with your colleagues and show them how to subscribe to DLM Test Updates (from this page). Always check your state page on the DLM site to see if an update applies to your state. Thank you.

Delay in Assessment Window
November 2, 2015

Due to a change in the software update schedule, the opening of the instructionally embedded assessment window must be delayed until November 9. This change does not affect recommended dates for user, enrollment, and roster uploads for states participating in fall testing.

Be sure to check your state page on the DLM website to see if your state has provided additional information or resources. Start on the Operational Testing page.

Updated Data Steward Manual Released
October 20, 2015

An updated Data Steward Manual is available on most state’s DLM webpages. The key updates are related to the section for Enrollment Procedures. This version adds clarifying language, best practices, and references to other procedures in the manual to better describe when to use the manual interface for enrollment and when to use the Enrollment Upload Template.

Some key scenarios which are addressed in these updates are:

  • Each year at the end of July, student records are inactivated (removed from view) in Educator Portal. The student records are not visible the following year. New enrollment files must be created each year to reactivate student records for students who will participate in assessments for the current year. Follow the procedure to Create an Enrollment File, or edit a current enrollment extract to get started.
  • The procedure to Add a Student Record Manually may only be used for a student that has not been previously uploaded to Educator Portal.
  • When a student changes buildings within a district or changes districts within a state, they must be removed from the “old” school/district and then added back into Educator Portal into the “new” school/district. These changes may not be made through the Edit a Student Record Manually procedure.

Known Issues Being Addressed in Educator Portal
October 16, 2015 – updated October 20

Two One known issue in Educator Portal is being actively addressed by the Agile Technology Solutions team. A workaround is described below until the issue is corrected. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

The Edit Student Record feature is temporarily unavailable. Please use the Enrollment extract and the procedures described in the Manage Student Enrollment section of the DATA STEWARD MANUAL to edit a student record in Educator Portal. Alternately, wait until the manual option becomes available again. We will provide another announcement when that occurs. These are the key steps.

  1. Go to reports and download an Enrollment extract.
  2. Delete the first 3 columns so that the first column is AYP School.
  3. Change data as needed (deleting students who do not have changes, and changing data in columns for students who do need changes*).
  4. Save as a CSV file and upload.

*Please note: you may not edit a student’s school or district. For changes to the school or district you must exit and re-enroll the student, otherwise dual enrollments will occur. See the section titled Manage Student Moves in the DATA STEWARD MANUAL.

The First Contact Survey is working normally. The issue previously reported has been addressed. No special actions are needed.

DLM Test Updates When an Email Address Is Changed
October 7, 2015

This broadcast is intended for those who have changed any part of their user email address and are not receiving the DLM Test Updates. Examples of a changed email address include any part of the district name being changed (after the @) as well as a change to the personal handle that you created (change in last name/name and initials combo before the @).

Even if you have updated your Educator Portal User Info with your new email address, you will not receive the DLM Updates until you resubscribe with your new email address. If your email has changed in any way, you must resubscribe with the new address.

The following link will also inform you on how to unsubscribe your old email address from the Test Updates. Information about subscribing and unsubscribing to the Test Updates can be found on the right side of the page.

Note: If your email address has not changed since last year, you do not need to subscribe again.

Delay in Assessment Window
September 30, 2015

This fall Agile Technology Solutions, the Center that delivers the KITE system, is working on a series of enhancements to eventually provide better support for customization across testing programs and states. Unfortunately, a critical step that is needed for student enrollment was not completed in the September release. As a result, the opening of the instructionally embedded assessment window must be delayed until November 5.

Because of the nature of the technology issue that is being addressed, the Instructional Tools Interface cannot be used before November 5 to record and save plans. Teachers may access ITI beginning November 5 to record plans in Educator Portal and administer assessments. Before then, teachers may wish to use print copies of the Essential Element selection records for Math and ELA to temporarily record their students’ Essential Elements and linkage levels for instruction.

It is with great disappointment that we share this news. Please know that we are working diligently with our partners at Agile Technology Solutions to ensure gaps like this are not found in the future.

Resources such as manuals and webpages will be updated by end of day September 30 if they are impacted by these changes.

Be sure to check your state page on the DLM website to see if your state has provided additional information or resources. Start on the Operational Testing page.

Updated Assessment Coordinator Manuals Released
September 28, 2015

Updated Assessment Coordinator Manuals are available on most state’s DLM webpages. The manuals received minor updates following the software release on September 10. A summary of the significant changes is included in the Document History section. Primarily this included updating screen shots and the flow of some procedures.

Please check your individual state page for the most updated version of the Assessment Coordinator Manual.

Be sure to check your state page on the DLM website to see if your state has provided additional information or resources. Start on the Operational Testing page.

Updated Data Steward and Technical Liaison Manuals Released
September 22, 2015

Updated Data Steward and Technical Liaison manuals are available on most state’s DLM webpages. Both manuals received minor updates following the software release on September 10. A summary of the significant changes to each manual is included in the Document History section.

Be sure to check your state page on the DLM website to see if your state has provided additional information or resources. Start on the Operational Testing page.

Assessment Coordinator Manual Status
August 31, 2015

The Assessment Coordinator Manual supports the Assessment Coordinator in preparing schools for the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) assessment. It also provides information to enable Assessment Coordinators to support the roles of Data Stewards, Technical Liaisons, and test administrators/examiners. It provides an overview of DLM and includes a checklist of key duties.

Note: A software release scheduled for September 10 may impact the Educator Portal User Guide section of the manual, primarily impacting screen shots and the flow of some procedures. The first two sections of the manual are expected to remain stable and may include minor improvements, but no substantial changes. An updated version is expected in late September for all states.

Please check your individual state page for the most updated version of the Assessment Coordinator Manual.

Be sure to check your state page on the DLM website to see if your state has provided additional information or resources. Start on the Operational Testing page.

District Staff Training Webinars Scheduled
August 27, 2015

District staff such as Assessment Coordinators, Data Stewards, and Technical Liaisons can learn about DLM responsibilities and procedures through live webinars and recordings. Choose the link for your state to make sure you view the matching information for your state’s practices.

  • IA, KS, MO, NC, ND, UT, and VT click here.
  • AK, CO, IL, NH, NJ, OK, PA, WV, and WI click here.

Be sure to check your state specific page on the DLM website to see if your state has provided additional information or resources.Start on the Operational Testing page.

Test Administrator Resources Available
August 26, 2015

Three new resources for the 2015–16 school year are available on most state webpages.

  • The Guide to DLM Required Test Administrator Training helps teachers and test administrators access DLM required test administration training.
  • The Facilitator Guide to DLM Required Test Administrator Training supports facilitators in accessing DLM required test administration training and support resources.
  • The Test Administration Manual for 2015–16 is available for these states: IA, KS, MO, NC, ND, UT, VT, and VA. This resource supports Test Administrators in preparing themselves and students for the DLM assessment. (Note: The manual for AK, CO, IL, NH, NJ, OK, PA, WV, and WI will be available after September 1.)

Be sure to check your state specific page on the DLM website to see if your state has provided additional information or resources.

Data Steward Manual Available
August 23, 2015

The Data Steward Manual for 2015–16 is now available on most state webpages. This resource supports Data Stewards in preparing schools for the Dynamic Learning Maps® assessment. It provides information about gathering, editing, and uploading user (educator/staff), enrollment (student), and roster (assigning students to educators) data in Educator Portal.

Be sure to check your state specific page on the DLM website to see if your state has provided additional information about responsibilities for local and state Data Stewards.

Test Updates Page Preparing for Fall 2015
July 22, 2015

Information from the 2014–15 school year has been removed. Updates for the 2015–16 school year will be added here soon. Please use the subscribe options on the right to sign up for test updates and encourage your peers to do the same. Enjoy the rest of your break!

KITE requirements changing for 2015–16
July 2, 2015

For school year 2015–16, the Dynamic Learning Maps consortium will no longer support KITE Client on the Windows XP operating system. Additionally, the 32-bit version of the Local Caching Server (LCS) will no longer be supported. This summer, districts and their technology personnel should plan accordingly to prepare for testing in the 2015–16 school year.