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2022-23 Testing Windows
Instructionally Embedded: 9/12/22–2/22/23
Spring: 3/13/23–5/5/23

Testing Subjects
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

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 2022-23 PASA DLM opens March 13 and concludes on May 5, 2023.
  • Is your school ready? 6 steps must be completed before testlets can be released:
    • The state testing window must be open.
    • The security agreement must be completed.
    • The teacher must complete the RTAT (Required Test Administrator Training) which includes the PA Lessons Learned module.
    • Students must be rostered to a teacher for each subject they will be assessed.
    • The First Contact Survey (FCS) must be submitted for each student.
    • Student Portal must be installed on the student computer (see the Kite Suite link for directions).
  • For more information on timelines and training requirements see PASA DLM Instruction and Assessment Calendar (pdf) and At-A-Glance PASA Instruction and Assessment Calendar (pdf).


Resource Category
Content Area

DLM Score Report Videos for Year-End Statesvideo
collection of videos to detailing DLM score report content and use

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

Educator Portal User Guide (pdf) 08/26/2022
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

Facilitator Guide to DLM Required Test Administrator Training for Year-End Model States (pdf) 07/15/2022
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) 07/15/2022
helps users access DLM required test administration training

Guide to Practice Activities and Released Testlets (pdf) 08/02/2022
familiarizes educators and students with testlets and Student Portal

Materials Collections for English Language Arts for Year-End States
list of materials commonly needed in ELA testlets

Materials Collections for Mathematics for Year-End Model States
list of materials commonly needed in Mathematics testlets

Materials Collections for Science
list of materials commonly needed in Science testlets

Required Test Administrator Training

2022-23 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.