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Instructionally Embedded

2023-24 Testing Windows
Phase 1: September 11 – October 27, 2023
Phase 2: October 30 – December 22, 2023
Phase 1: February 5 – March 22, 2024
Phase 2: March 25 – May 17, 2024

Testing Subjects
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Jennifer Denne, Assessment
Tiffiny Poage, Special Education

Iowa Department of Education

There is no process for virtual administration for the DLM assessment. Administration is to only take place in person.



Resource Category
Content Area

State Organizational Table for Iowa (xlsx) 09/07/2023
names and numbers of schools and districts in Iowa

Talking to Parents about DLM Score Reports for Instructionally Embedded Model States (pdf)
formerly called the Teacher Interpretive Guide, this document helps teachers when talking to parents about DLM student reports

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 (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)
PDF containing information on how to use mini-maps to plan instruction

Keywords for search: mini map mini-map mini-maps minimap minimaps

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.