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2021-22 Testing Windows
Spring 2021: 2020-21 PASA test administration window extended to 9/30/2021
Spring 2022: 3/14/22–5/20/22

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 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 (

  • Due to the 2021 extended testing window, Assessment Coordinators (ACs) must NOT access the Kite Educator Portal and edit any data between October 1 and December 2, 2021.
  • Beginning December 3, ACs may update Assessor/User information only.
  • Beginning January 5, ACs may upload student enrollment/roster templates.
  • See the PASA DLM Instruction and Assessment Calendar (pdf) for dates and training requirements.


Resource Category
Content Area

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

Parent Interpretive Guide for Year-End Model (pdf)
information about DLM assessment results and individual student reports

Parent Interpretive Guide (en Español) for Year-End States (pdf)
información sobre los resultados de las evaluaciones DLM y los informes individuales de estudiantes

Parent Notification Letter for Year-End Model (docx)
notification letter for districts testing in Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science

The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessment Consortium supports educators with professional development modules. Learn more at DLM's professional development site, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Link to DLM professional development modules.

Professional Development Modules Supporting Essential Elements (xlsx)
these tables (one tab each for Mathematics and ELA) cross-reference specific professional development modules to Essential Elements. This gives teachers the ability to further enhance instruction on specific Essential Elements

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

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.