Pennsylvania

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Model
Year-End

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

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 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)
 

  • 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.

Resources

Role
Resource Category
Content Area

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) 04/29/2021
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

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.