Pennsylvania

Welcome to the ‘Pennsylvania DLM’ home page!

The 2020-21 PASA test administration window has been extended to September 30, 2021. Please see the message to PASA ACs for additional details: Email #13: March 24, 2021 (pattan.net)

At this time all 2020-2021 PASA training, enrollment, and test administration will be completed through the DLM website, Kite Educator Portal and Kite Student Portal. All “Getting to Know DLM” training modules should have been completed by December 31, 2020. The “Getting to Know DLM” training modules continue to be available under the “Supplemental Resources” link below. Registration for Act 48 credit is no longer available.

All “Required Test Administrator Training (RTAT)” should have been completed by February 19, 2021. The RTAT is required for all test administrators. To access the training, go to the bottom of the PA DLM homepage, locate “ACCESS”, and select “Training Courses”. Follow the “first time” log in credentials provided on the PASA DLM Quick Start Guide for Assessors. Registration for Act 48 credit is no longer available.

Manuals and Blueprints

Accessibility Manual (pdf)  ADA Compliant 7/1/2020
provides guidance on the selection and use of accessibility features

Assessment Coordinator Manual (pdf) ADA Compliant 01/13/2021
supports district and building staff to prepare for and monitor assessments

Blueprint ELA (pdf) 08/06/2020
pool of available Essential Elements and the requirements for coverage within each conceptual area

Blueprint Math (pdf) 08/10/2020
pool of available Essential Elements in Mathematics

Blueprint Science (pdf) 08/18/2020
pool of available preliminary Essential Elements for Science

Data Management Manual (pdf) 7/31/2020
supports data managers with managing user, student, and roster data in Educator Portal

Educator Portal User Guide (pdf) 08/05/2020
provides guidance and support for users navigating Educator Portal

Guide to DLM Required Test Administrator Training (pdf) 7/15/2020
helps users access DLM required test administration training

Guide to Practice Activities and Released Testlets (pdf) 08/13/2020
familiarizes educators and students with testlets and Student Portal

Technology Specifications Manual (pdf) 7/20/2020
supports technology personnel in preparing schools for the technology needs of the DLM assessment

Test Administration Manual (pdf) ADA Compliant 7/23/2020
supports Test Administrators in preparing themselves and students for the DLM assessment

Resources for Educators and District Staff

District Staff Training Resources 
resources designed for district users, including Educator Portal how-to videos and role-specific training videos

Educator Resource Page for English Language Arts and Mathematics
resources and job aids to support test administrators

Educator Resource Page for Science
resources to support administrators testing in Science

Educator Resource Videos 
videos provide information about assessment format, accessibility, and Educator Portal procedures

Templates

Enrollment Upload Template (csv)
template used to enroll multiple students into Educator Portal

Parent Notification Letter (doc) 
notification letter for districts testing in mathematics, English language arts, and science

Parent Notification Letter en Español (doc) 
carta de notificación para los distritos examinándose en Matemáticas, Artes del Idioma Inglés, y Ciencia

Roster Upload Template (csv)
template used to roster students to content areas and test administrators in Educator Portal

State Organizational Table PA (xlsx) 04/20/2021
names and numbers of schools and districts in Pennsylvania

TEC (Test, Exit, Clear) Upload Template (csv)
template used to batch remove students from Educator Portal

User Upload Template (csv)
template used to upload multiple users into Educator Portal

Scoring & Reporting

Dynamic Learning Maps Score Reports

What do the DLM Alternate Assessments Measure?

Video Transcript (pdf)

What is Skill Mastery?

Video Transcript (pdf)

What Information is Contained in a Score Report?

Video Transcript (pdf)

How Can Score Reports Be Used?

Video Transcript (pdf)

Parent Interpretive Guide (pdf) 04/16/2021
information about DLM assessment results and individual student reports

Parent Interpretive Guide en Español (pdf) 04/16/2021
información sobre los resultados de las evaluaciones DLM y los informes individuales de estudiantes

Talking to Parents about DLM Score Reports (pdf) 04/16/2021
formerly called the Teacher Interpretive Guide, this document helps teachers when talking to parents about DLM student reports

Supplemental Resources

FAQ Document 04/08/2021