Pennsylvania

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Model
Year-End

2021-22 Testing Windows
Spring 2022: 3/14/22–5/20/22

Testing Subjects
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Contacts
Lisa Hampe, Bureau of Special Education Advisor
Lynda Lupp, Statewide Special Education Assessment Coordinator

Pennsylvania Bureau of Special Education
Pennsylvania Alternate Assessment Team

Additional Information
Welcome to the Pennsylvania DLM home page!

  • The 2021-22 PASA window is now closed.
  • Electronic score reports will be available in Educator Portal on July 1, 2022. Printed score reports will be mailed to service providers in September 2022.
  • The 2022-23 PASA DLM testing window will be March 13 - May 19, 2023.
  • Changes to the District Test Coordinator role can be made by contacting alternateassessment@pattankop.net. Please update to ensure communications are emailed to the appropriate recipient.

Resources

Role
Resource Category
Content Area

Accessibility Manual (pdf) ADA Compliant 07/01/2022
provides guidance on the selection and use of accessibility features

Assessment Coordinator Manual for Pennsylvania (pdf) ADA Compliant 07/01/2022
supports district and building staff to prepare for and monitor assessments

Blueprint English Language Arts for Year-End Model States (pdf) 08/06/2020
pool of available Essential Elements (EEs) and the requirements for coverage within each conceptual area

Blueprint Mathematics for Year-End Model (pdf) 08/10/2020
pool of available Essential Elements (EEs) in Mathematics

Blueprint Science Phase I – General (pdf) 08/18/2020
range of science Essential Elements (EEs) assessed

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

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

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

Data Management Manual for Pennsylvania (pdf) ADA Compliant 03/11/2022
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 Year-End Model Statesvideo
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

2021-22 required training for teachers administering the DLM assessment opens on 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 DLM training site for your first login.