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2021-22 Testing Windows
Instructionally Embedded: 9/13/21–2/23/22
Spring: 4/11/22–4/29/22

Testing Subjects
English Language Arts and Mathematics

Gina Herrera, Special Education
Arti SachdevaAssessment

Colorado Department of Education


Resource Category
Content Area

Educator Resource Videos for Year-End Statesvideo
videos providing information about assessment format, accessibility, and Kite Educator Portal procedures

Enrollment Upload Template (csv)
template used to enroll multiple students at once in Educator Portal

Guide to DLM Required Test Administrator Training for Year-End Model (pdf) ADA Compliant 07/15/2021
helps users access DLM required test administration training

Guide to Practice Activities and Released Testlets (pdf) 08/02/2021
familiarizes educators and students with testlets and Student Portal

Materials Collections List for English Language Arts for Year-End States
list of materials commonly needed in ELA testlets

Materials Collections for Mathematics for Year-End States
list of materials commonly needed in Mathematics testlets

Parent Interpretive Guide for Year-End Model (pdf)
information about DLM assessment results and individual student reports

Parent Interpretive Guide (en Español) for Year-End States (pdf)
información sobre los resultados de las evaluaciones DLM y los informes individuales de estudiantes

Parent Notification Letter for Year-End Model (docx)
notification letter for districts testing in Mathematics and English Language Arts

Parent Notification Letter (in Spanish) for Year-End Model (docx)
carta de notificación para los distritos examinándose en Matemáticas y Artes del Idioma Inglés
[notification letter for districts testing in Mathematics and English Language Arts]

The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessment Consortium supports educators with professional development modules. Learn more at DLM's professional development site, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Link to DLM professional development modules.

Professional Development Modules Supporting Essential Elements (xlsx)
these tables (one tab each for Mathematics and ELA) cross-reference specific professional development modules to Essential Elements. This gives teachers the ability to further enhance instruction on specific Essential Elements

Roster Upload Template (csv)
template used to roster students to content areas and test administrators in Educator Portal

Sample Testlet Information Pages and Released Testlets in English Language Arts
resources providing test administrators with information specific to ELA testlets

Required Test Administrator Training

2021-22 required training for teachers administering the DLM assessment opens on your state's scheduled training date. The Guide to DLM Required Test Administrator Training (pdf) is a great place to start, with information about accessing the DLM training site for your first login.