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

Pennsylvania Supplement DLM 2020-2021 Technical Manual Update (pdf) ADA Compliant 05/19/2022
supplemental update for Pennsylvania technology personnel

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) — The 2022-2023 template will be available 07/29/2022
template used to roster students to content areas and test administrators in Educator Portal

Sample Testlet Information Pages and Released Testlets in English Language Arts
resources providing test administrators with information specific to ELA testlets

Sample Testlet Information Pages and Released Testlets in Mathematics
resources providing test administrators with information specific to Mathematics testlets

Sample Testlet Information Pages and Released Testlets in Science
resources providing test administrators with information specific to Science testlets

Science Instructional Activities
instructional activities to support teachers using DLM Science Essential Elements during instruction

State Organizational Table for Pennsylvania (xlsx) 05/03/2022
names and numbers of schools and districts in Pennsylvania

Talking to Parents about DLM Score Reports for Year-End Model (pdf)
formerly called the Teacher Interpretive Guide, this document helps teachers when talking to parents about DLM student reports

Technology Specifications Manual (pdf) ADA Compliant 07/15/2021
supports technology personnel in preparing schools for the technology needs of the DLM assessment

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

Test Administration Manual for Pennsylvania (pdf) ADA Compliant 05/26/2022
supports Test Administrators in preparing themselves and students for the DLM assessment

User Upload Template (csv) — The 2022-2023 template will be available 07/29/2022
template used to upload multiple users into 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.