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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 Help Desk

Additional Information
Welcome to the Pennsylvania DLM home page!


PASA ACs will have access to 2023 electronic score reports by close of business on June 20, 2023. Printed score reports will be shipped the week of August 4, 2023. For further details on shipped score reports, see PASA AC Newsletter - June 1.

REMINDER: Service providers are responsible for ensuring the district of residence is provided score reports of their PASA DLM participants.


The PASA DLM testing window for the 2023-2024 school year will be March 11 - May 3, 2024.

A detailed PASA DLM Instruction and Assessment Calendar will be published in early summer identifying due dates for enrollment, rostering, etc. Continue to check back on the PA DLM website and PaTTAN PASA DLM Hub for this.


Resource Category
Content Area

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

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) 03/13/2023
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) 07/15/2022
supports technology personnel in preparing schools for the technology needs of the DLM assessment

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.