Vermont Alternate Assessment


  Will the Phase B testing window be different than the Phase A testing window?
Answer: Differences in the Phase B window (the second window), will require the selection of available Essential Elements for instructional planning and assessment. Click here to learn more about the Phase B testing window.
December 3, 2014
  What are my student’s accessibility options with this assessment?
Answer: Click here to find the Accessibility Manual for the DLM alternate assessment.
December 3, 2014
  Once my team and I team have determined that the DLM is the appropriate assessment for my student, how do I get started?
Answer: Find Vermont’s DLM page here to access start-up materials and resources.
December 3, 2014
  Under what circumstances may a student be exempted from participating in Vermont’s alternate assessment?
Answer: There are certain and limited criteria in Vermont, under which a student may be validly exempted from participation in a statewide assessment. For more information on statewide assessment participation in Vermont, click here.
December 3, 2014
  What criteria should I use to determine if the DLM alternate assessment is the appropriate assessment for my student?
Answer: Vermont’s alternate assessment criteria can be found by clicking here.
December 3, 2014
  What are the dates of the 2014 - 2015 DLM testing windows?
Answer: Check here to find the 2014 – 2015 DLM testing window dates.
December 3, 2014
  Where can I find information related to writing for students with significant disabilities?
April 22, 2014
  What are self-directed modules?
March 24, 2014
  What is an instructionally-embedded assessment?
February 27, 2014
  How will the assessment be delivered, scored and reported?
February 11, 2014

  How will the DLM assessment include students who have no identified communication system in place?
November 25, 2013
  How will the DLM assessment be delivered, scored, and reported?
November 18, 2013
  There is a list of text exemplars for students who are participating in the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Does DLM provide a similar list for students with extensive support needs?
November 4, 2013


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Page Last Updated on December 4, 2014