District of Columbia

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2023-24 Testing Windows
Instructionally Embedded: 12/11/23–2/23/24
Spring: 3/11/24–4/26/24

Testing Subject

Chelsea CharlandAssessment
Asaad Fulton, Special Education

Office of the State Superintendent of Education


Resource Category
Content Area

Guide to Practice Activities and Released Testlets (pdf) 08/01/2023
familiarizes educators and students with testlets and Student Portal

Materials Collections for Science
list of materials commonly needed in Science testlets

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.

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 Science
resources providing test administrators with information specific to Science testlets

Science Instructional Activities
instructional activities to support teachers using DLM Science Essential Elements during instruction

State Organizational Table for DC (xlsx) 09/12/2023
names and numbers of schools and districts in the District of Columbia

Technology Specifications Manual (pdf) 07/21/2023
supports technology personnel in preparing schools for the technology needs of the DLM assessment

TEC (Test, Exit, Clear) Upload Template (csv)
template used to batch remove students from Educator Portal

Test Administration Manual for Science (pdf) 08/08/2023
supports Test Administrators in preparing themselves and students for the DLM assessment

User Upload Template (csv)
template used to upload multiple users into Educator Portal

Using Mini-Maps to Plan Instruction
PDF containing information on how to use mini-maps to plan instruction

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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.