DLM Updates from ISBE on 1/11/2016
Students will be uploaded into DLM through the Pre-ID file found through SIS. Manual entry of students will create duplicate students in the DLM system which will complicate testing. The first upload of students will occur on January 14th, 2016.
Once the students appear in Educator Portal, it will be the district/building test coordinators role to roster students to the teacher who will be administering the assessment. The guidance document provides a step by step method of how to roster students in Educator Portal.
Accommodations for Students
Students who need accommodations for DLM will have this completed by the teacher administering the assessment. All accommodations will be found in Educator Portal. The teacher will need to complete the First Contact Survey and the Personal Needs Profile. The Personal Needs Profile is a survey that provides the accommodations for the students. The DLM Pre-Id file found in SIS will not have a listing of accommodations because this is unique to the DLM system and is different to each student who will be assessed.
Students will be ready for the assessment once they are uploaded, roster to the teacher administering the assessment, the First Contact Survey and Personal Needs Profile is completed.
Required Test Administration Training
Teachers will need to complete the required test administration training in order to assess students. Teachers who have not completed training will not be able to assess students for the DLM. The required training can be found at the link below:
The login username is the email address used to login to Educator Portal. If you are logging on for the first time, the password is everything before the @ symbol of the username. It will require you to change the password once you are logged in to the training site.