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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

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

  • New! The 2024-2025 PASA DLM Instruction and Assessment Calendar is now available.
  • Access the PASA AC Newsletter No.11–June 12th edition here.
  • Score reports will be available to PASA ACs electronically in the Kite Educator Portal beginning June 18, 2024.
  • Printed copies will be mailed to schools beginning July 26, 2024. The testing location must provide the color copy to the parents/guardians and ensure the LEA is provided with access to their student’s score reports.
  • PASA ACs should also ensure that teachers have access to their student(s) individual score reports. Teachers have access once rostering is complete.


Resource Category
Content Area

DLM Score Report Videos for Year-End Statesvideo
collection of videos to detailing DLM score report content and use

DLM Training for District Roles
includes short, interactive lessons for assessment coordinators, data managers, technology managers, and district and building administrators, as well as general lessons regarding DLM vocabulary and what’s new for the current school year

DLM Writing Testlets Overview
training video designed to provide test administrators with specific information about DLM writing testlets

Educator Portal User Guide (pdf) 08/24/2023
provides guidance and support for users navigating Educator Portal

Educator Resource Videos for Year-End Model Statesvideo
videos providing information about assessment format, accessibility, and Kite Educator Portal procedures

Facilitator Guide to DLM Required Test Administrator Training for Year-End Model States (pdf) 08/01/2023
supports facilitators in accessing DLM required test administration training and support resources

Guide to DLM Required Test Administrator Training for Year-End Model States (pdf) 08/01/2023
helps users access DLM required test administration training

Guide to Practice Activities and Released Testlets (pdf) 08/01/2023
familiarizes educators and students with testlets and Student Portal

Materials Collections for English Language Arts for Year-End States
list of materials commonly needed in ELA testlets

Materials Collections for Mathematics for Year-End Model States
list of materials commonly needed in Mathematics testlets

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