Iowa

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Model
Instructionally Embedded

2022-23 Testing Windows
Fall
Phase 1: September 12 – October 28, 2022
Phase 2: October 31 – December 16, 2022
Spring
Phase 1: February 6 – March 24, 2023
Phase 2: March 27 – May 19, 2023

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

Parent Interpretive Guide (en Español) for Instructionally Embedded Model for Iowa (pdf) ADA Compliant 08/12/2022
información sobre los resultados de las evaluaciones DLM y los informes individuales de estudiantes

Parent Notification Letter for Instructionally Embedded Model (docx) 08/25/2022
notification letter for parents for districts testing in English language arts, Mathematics, and Science

Parent Notification Letter (en Español) for Instructionally Embedded Model States (docx) 08/25/2022
carta de notificación para los distritos examinándose en Matemáticas, Artes del Idioma Inglés, y Ciencia
[notification letter for districts testing in Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science]

Participation Guidelines for Iowa (pdf) ADA Compliant 08/12/2022

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.

Professional Development Modules Supporting Essential Elements (xlsx)
these tables (one tab each for Mathematics and ELA) cross-reference specific professional development modules to Essential Elements. This gives teachers the ability to further enhance instruction on specific Essential Elements

Roster Upload Template (csv) ADA Compliant 07/29/2022
template used to roster students to content areas and test administrators in Educator Portal

Sample Testlet Information Pages and Released Testlets in English Language Arts
resources providing test administrators with information specific to ELA testlets

Sample Testlet Information Pages and Released Testlets in Mathematics
resources providing test administrators with information specific to Mathematics testlets

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 Iowa (xlsx) 09/12/2022
names and numbers of schools and districts in Iowa

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.