Delaware

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Model
Instructionally Embedded

2021-22 Testing Windows
Fall: 9/13–12/17
Spring: 2/07–5/20

Testing Subjects
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Contacts
Theresa Bennett, Assessment
Michelle Jackson, Special Education

DDOE Assessment Special Populations

For questions pertaining to Test Administration, Testing Accommodations, and Policy Issues, please visit the Delaware Office of State Assessment or send an email to theresa.bennett@doe.k12.de.us.

Resources

Role
Resource Category
Content Area

DCPS Concrete/Abstract Symbolic Learner (pdf)
Student uses concrete symbols, objects
Student uses speech, signs, braille, 3D graphic symbols
Student uses abstract symbols in communication

DCPS Conventional Communication Learner (pdf)
Student currently uses gestures and vocalizations (or other “verbal” speech) to act on or orient him/herself toward both a person and the topic of communication at the same time

DCPS Pre‐Intentional/Intentional Behavior Learner (pdf)
A student who currently uses reflexive behaviors to express a change in an internal/physiological state. Communicative partner interprets student’s behaviors. Student’s current behaviors are intentional, but not intentionally communicative. Behaviors may serve a communicative function. Student operates directly on objects and people.

DCPS Unconventional Communication Learner for Delaware (pdf)
A student who currently uses body movement, actions, or vocalizations to intentionally communicate with another person.

Development of DLM Essential Elements for Science (pdf)
a short description of how Essential Elements in Science were developed

District Staff Video Resources for Instructionally Embedded States  video
resources designed for district users, including Educator Portal how-to videos and role-specific training videos

DLM Familiar Texts for English Language Arts
resources and source books to assist in teaching students to comprehend text through listening or reading

DLM Score Report Videos for Year-End Statesvideo
collection of videos to detailing DLM score report content and use

DLM Writing Testlets Overview
training video designed to provide test administrators with specific information about DLM writing testlets

Educator Portal User Guide (pdf) ADA Compliant 08/05/2021
provides guidance and support for users navigating Educator Portal

Educator Resource Videos for Instructionally Embedded 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

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.