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Instructionally Embedded

2023-24 Testing Windows
Fall: 9/11/23–12/22/23
Spring: 2/5/24–4/26/24

Testing Subjects
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Julie Ewing, Assessment
Cary Rogers, Special Education

Kansas Department of Education


Resource Category
Content Area

DLM Familiar Texts for English Language Arts
resources and source books to assist in teaching students to comprehend text through listening or reading

DLM Score Report Videos for Instructionally Embedded Model Statesvideo
collection of videos detailing DLM score report content and use

DLM Training for District Roles
includes short, interactive lessons for assessment coordinators, data managers, technology managers, and district and building administrators, as well as general lessons regarding DLM vocabulary and what’s new for the current school year

DLM Writing Testlets Overview
training video designed to provide test administrators with specific information about DLM writing testlets

Educator Portal User Guide (pdf) 08/24/2023
provides guidance and support for users navigating Educator Portal

Educator Resource Videos for Instructionally Embedded Model 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

Kansas ELA and Mathematics Essential Elements Blueprint/Selection Record (pdf)
pool of available ELA and mathematics Essential Elements and the requirements for coverage within each conceptual area

Facilitator Guide to DLM Required Test Administrator Training for Instructionally Embedded Model States (pdf) 08/01/2023
supports facilitators in accessing DLM required test administration training and support resources

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.