Iowa

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Model
Instructionally Embedded

2021-22 Testing Windows
Fall Phase 1 - 9/13/21-10/29/21
Fall Phase 2 - 11/1/21-12/17/21
Spring Phase 1 - 2/7/22-3/25/22
Spring Phase 2 - 3/28/22-5/20/22

Testing Subjects
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Contacts
Jennifer Denne, Assessment
Tiffiny Poage, Special Education

Iowa Department of Education

There is not a process for remote administration for the DLM assessment. Administration is to only take place in person.

Resources

Role
Resource Category
Content Area

Accessibility Manual (pdf) ADA Compliant 10/01/2021
provides guidance on the selection and use of accessibility features

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

Blueprint English Language Arts for Instructionally Embedded Model States – Iowa (pdf) ADA Compliant 08/05/2021
pool of available Essential Elements (EEs) and the requirements for coverage within each conceptual area

Blueprint Mathematics for Instructionally Embedded Model States - Iowa (pdf) ADA Compliant 08/05/2021
pool of available Essential Elements (EEs) and the requirements for coverage within each conceptual area

Blueprint Science Phase I – General for Iowa (pdf) ADA Compliant 08/05/2021
pool of available preliminary Essential Elements (EEs) for Science

Complete List of Essential Elements for English Language Arts (pdf)
comprehensive list of all ELA Essential Elements currently part of the DLM learning map model

Complete List of Essential Elements for Mathematics (pdf)
comprehensive list of all Mathematics Essential Elements currently part of the DLM learning map model

Currently Tested Essential Elements for English Language Arts
these PDFs provide the nodes at each linkage level and a mini-map showing the pathways between the nodes

Keywords for search: mini map

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

Keywords for search: mini map

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

Keywords for search: mini map

Data Management Manual for Iowa (pdf) ADA Compliant 11/01/2021
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 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

Required Test Administrator Training

Training for teachers participating in 2021-22 DLM testing will become available according to 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 training website for the first time.