District of Columbia

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2021-22 Testing Windows
Instructionally Embedded: 9/13/21–2/23/22
Spring: 3/14/22–4/29/22

Testing Subject

Chelsea CharlandAssessment
Michael Craig, Special Education

Office of the State Superintendent of Education


Resource Category
Content Area

Accessibility Manual for Science (pdf) ADA Compliant 07/01/2021
provides guidance on the selection and use of accessibility features

Assessment Coordinator Manual for Science (pdf) ADA Compliant 07/01/2021
supports district and building staff to prepare for and monitor assessments

Blueprint Science Phase I with Biology -- DE, DC, and MD Only (pdf) 08/18/2020
pool of available preliminary Essential Elements (EEs), including High School Biology, for Science

Currently Tested Essential Elements for Science
lists of PDFs for each Science Essential Element available for assessment. These PDFs provide the nodes at each linkage level and a mini-map showing the pathways between the nodes

Data Management Manual (pdf) ADA Compliant 08/25/2021
supports data managers with managing user, student, and roster data in Educator Portal

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

District Staff Video Resources for Year-End Model Statesvideo
resources designed for district users, including Educator Portal how-to videos and role-specific training videos

Educator Portal User Guide (pdf) ADA Compliant 11/18/2021
provides guidance and support for users navigating Educator Portal

Educator Resource Videos for Science-Only 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

Facilitator Guide to DLM Required Test Administrator Training for Year-End Model States (pdf) ADA Compliant 07/15/2021
supports facilitators in accessing DLM required test administration training and support resources

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.