New Jersey

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2023-24 Testing Windows
Instructionally Embedded: 9/11/23–12/22/23
Spring: 4/8/24–5/31/24

Testing Subjects
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Office of Assessments

New Jersey Department of Education

New Jersey Spring 2024 Year End (YE) Assessment Window Broadcast 
The Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Year End (YE) administration window will run from April 8, 2024-May 31, 2024. The DLM YE assessment is mandatory. Please review the Preparation for the 2023-2024 Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Year-End (YE) Alternate Assessment for Students with the Most Significant Intellectual Disabilities Broadcast that was released on October 26, 2023. Please note that all NJ-specific training documents are currently being updated for the 2023-2024 spring YE administration and will be released in early winter and will include timelines. District staff with DTC access in Educator Portal will receive notification via email when these become available on the NJ DLM webpage.  

New Jersey Mandatory District and School Fields 
As of January 3, 2024, the accountability district and school fields are mandatory in New Jersey. The NJDOE will process the data received via NJSMART and upload student enrollment data into the DLM Educator Portal on behalf of districts by January 15, 2024. Districts have the opportunity to review and modify the uploaded data directly in Educator Portal during the data verification and revision window from January 16, 2024 through February 12, 2024. If additional data verification and revision is needed, districts have the opportunity to continue to review and correct data throughout the DLM administration window: April 8, 2024 to May 31, 2024. For more information please review the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Year-End Alternate Assessment for Students with the Most Significant Intellectual Disabilities: DLM Student Enrollment and Data Verification Update Broadcast, which was released on January 10, 2024.

New Jersey 1% Participation Justification Forms for Exceeding the 1% Participation Cap 
The USED allows for individual LEAs with more than 1% of tested students taking the DLM to do so with justification. If it is anticipated that participation in the DLM Spring Year End (YE) assessment in the specific LEA will exceed 1% for the 2023-2024 school year, a justification form needs to be submitted for review, and the LEA must participate in the Tier 1 Universal Technical Assistance support activities. For more information and action steps please review the October 26, 2023 Broadcast Memo.


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 Year-End Statesvideo
collection of videos to detailing DLM score report content and use

DLM Training for District Roles 08/01/2023
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 Year-End 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

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

Guide to DLM Required Test Administrator Training for Year-End Model States (pdf) 08/01/2023
helps users access DLM required test administration training

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

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.