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Instructionally Embedded

2023-24 Testing Windows
Fall: 9/11/23–12/22/23
Spring: 2/5/24–5/17/24

Testing Subjects
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Michelle Jackson, Special Education
April McCrae, Assessment

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


Resource Category
Content Area

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 Model 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 Instructionally Embedded Model Statesvideo
collection of videos detailing DLM score report content and use

DLM Training for District Roles
includes short, interactive lessons for assessment coordinators, data managers, technology managers, and district and building administrators, as well as general lessons regarding DLM vocabulary and what’s new for the current school year

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

Educator Portal User Guide (pdf) 08/24/2023
provides guidance and support for users navigating Educator Portal

Educator Resource Videos for Instructionally Embedded Model Statesvideo
videos providing information about assessment format, accessibility, and Kite Educator Portal procedures

Required Test Administrator Training

The 2023-2024 training will become available via the Training tab in Educator Portal according to your state's scheduled training date. Refer to the Guide to DLM Required Test Administrator Training for instructions on accessing and completing the training. Facilitators should refer to the Facilitator Guide to DLM Required Test Administrator Training.