Pennsylvania

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Model
Year-End

2023-24 Testing Windows
Instructionally Embedded: 9/11/23–2/23/24
Spring: 3/11/24–5/3/24

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 Help Desk

Additional Information
See the 2023-2024 PASA DLM Instruction and Assessment Calendar for all required training, assessment activities and due dates for PASA Assessment Coordinators and Test Administrators.

New for 2023-2024, all PASA Assessment Coordinators must complete Required Test Administrator Training (RTAT). If PASA Assessment Coordinators voluntarily completed RTAT last year, they must only participate in the Returning Course (refresher). All PASA Assessment Coordinators who are new or did not previously take RTAT must participate in the New Course (comprehensive).

NEW PASSWORD REQUIREMENT
For the 2023-2024 school year, new security measures required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for creating passwords will be implemented. Returning users must click on “Forgot Password” and change it to meet specifications. New and returning users must create a password that meets the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 12 characters in length.
  • Must use three of following four character sets: upper-case letters, lower-case letters, numbers and symbols.
  • Cannot be among the last 24 passwords user created.

*Passwords will expire every 60 days, rather than the current 180 days.

PASA DLM Assessment Coordinator Data Management Training Modules – 2023-24
Choose one of the following required training formats:

  • Full Data Management Training: appropriate for new AC/DTC or those not proficient in Kite Educator Portal (asynchronous)
  • Refresher Data Management Training: appropriate for experienced AC/DTC who are proficient in Kite Educator Portal (asynchronous)
  • Hands-On Data Management Training: appropriate for the AC/DTC who would like support to ensure all enrollment steps are complete and accurate (in person)
    • AC/DTC must register at PaTTAN Event Calendar
    • Nov. 7 at PaTTAN West
    • Nov. 13 at PaTTAN East
    • Nov. 14 at PaTTAN Central

Proof of completed training is required through completion of survey link within the asynchronous training slides or attendance at in person session.

Resources

Role
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) 02/08/2024
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