KSDE Assessment Information

New and Updated Resources for DLM Assessments in 2016-17

August 30, 2016

As the 2016-17 school year begins, several new and updated resources are available to help educators and district staff prepare for DLM assessments. Below you will find a list of the new and updated resources as well as where they can be found. DonÕt forget to bookmark your state webpage to have easy access to DLM resources.



We updated and reorganized manuals for the 2016-17 school year, which means new names and brand new manuals. The Accessibility Manual, Assessment Coordinator Manual, and Test Administration Manual are updated for this year. What you formerly knew as the Data Steward and Technical Liaison manuals are now the Data Management and Technology Specifications manuals, respectively. For your convenience, the Educator Portal User Guide includes procedures for test administrators, assessment coordinators, and other users, all in one handy place. (Note, data procedures are included in the Data Management Manual).  Each manual can be found on your stateÕs webpage.


District Staff Training Videos

New training videos assist assessment coordinators, data personnel, and technology personnel who want to prepare to support DLM assessments in their districts. Click your state link below to watch videos, view FAQs, and sign up for Q&A sessions.

For IA, KS, MO, ND, and VT click here.

For AK, BIE, CO, IL, NH, NJ, NY, OK, UT, WI, and WV click here.


Required Test Administrator Training

Required training for test administrators is available here. Check with your assessment coordinator to find out when training starts in your state.


Educator Resource Videos

Ready to supplement your knowledge of DLM assessments even further? Four new instructional and informational videos support specific aspects of the DLM system. The videos cover topics like getting started in Educator Portal, ITI, and Personal Learning Profiles. Links to the videos can be found here.



Both English Language Arts and Math blueprints have been updated to reflect the 2016-2017 school year. No content has been changed and they can be found on each state webpage.