Test updates

April 4, 2024

After a student completes the required number of testlets in a subject, the student may receive a field-test testlet. Field tests are critical to the production of high-quality operational assessments. Teachers administer field tests to evaluate item quality for the assessed linkage levels of Essential Elements.

March 14, 2024

Before launching Kite® Student Portal, please ensure that the iPad has an established internet connection. A restart of the iPad and the quit password may be required if the application opens without a connection to the internet. 

March 7, 2024

The DLM Consortium spring assessment window opens on March 11, 2024, for Year-End model states. Testing windows vary by state, so please consult individual state pages on the DLM website for the state-specific testing dates.  

February 2, 2024

Make a difference in student assessment by participating in an in-person external review event! 

February 1, 2024

For states participating in the Instructionally Embedded model, the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) spring assessment window opens February 5, 2024. Please consult specific state pages for testing window dates.

January 24, 2024

This is a reminder for test administrators to prepare for the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) alternate assessment spring window for the 2023–2024 academic year. Test administrators must complete the steps in the following list before administering the assessment to students:

January 17, 2024

Educators with the Teacher role should access Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Required Test Administrator Training in the training section of Kite® Educator Portal for the 2023–2024 school year.

December 12, 2023

The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Instructionally Embedded (IE) model fall window closes on December 22, 2023. The DLM Instructionally Embedded Window will re-open for the spring on February 5, 2024. 

October 5, 2023

The following information is about compatible OS platforms to use for Kite® Student Portal.  

October 2, 2023

Users have five attempts to login before their Kite® Educator Portal account is locked.

Previously, after the fifth failed login attempt, a user could select the Forgot Password link to reset their password.

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