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Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) & Essential Elements

The DLM® project is guided by the core belief that all students should have access to challenging grade-level content. The new DLM Alternate Assessment System will let students with significant cognitive disabilities show what they know in ways that traditional multiple-choice tests cannot. The DLM system is designed to map a student’s learning throughout the year. The system will use items and tasks that are embedded in day-to-day instruction. In this way, testing happens as part of instruction, which both informs teaching and benefits students.

Dynamic Learning Maps for Kansas: http://dynamiclearningmaps.org/kansas (external link)
 Resources on Manuals and Blueprints, Videos, Training, and Educator Resources, Templates, Scoring & Reporting, and more.

Participation Guidelines (External PDF)

Parent Information Brochure about DLM (PDF)

Parent Information Brochure about DLM (Spanish) (PDF)

For information about Kansas and Dynamic Learning Maps please contact Lee Jones at ljones@ksde.org


The KSDE ECSETS team provides online communication to educators relating to the administration of the Dynamic Learning Maps. Communication will occur via an online meeting platform using Adobe Connect. Participants will be asked to log in at http://ksde-tasn.adobeconnect.com/kansas_dlm_webinar/ to view materials and engage with presenters. There will be opportunities for questions and the webinar will be recorded for future reference or for those unable to attend. The meeting dates are posted below. After the meeting is completed, a link to the recording will be posted (webinar recording) and you can download the materials by clicking on the materials link. Please find the dates and topics of future DLM webinars below.

Webinar Schedule for 2017-18
Meetings begin at 3 pm.

September 7, 2017 Webinar Recording / Materials (PDF)
January 4, 2018 Webinar Recording / Materials (PDF)

September 1, 2016 – Getting started with DLM                   (Webinar Recording) / Materials (PDF)
September 15, 2016 – What’s New with DLM this year.     (Webinar Recording) / Materials (PDF)
September 22, 2016 – Instructional Resources for DLM    (Webinar Recording) / Materials (PDF)
September 29, 2016 – Accessibility and Personal Needs Profile (PNP)  (Webinar Recording) /Materials (PDF)
October 20, 2016 – DLM Science     (Webinar Recording) / Materials (PDF)
November 10, 2016 – Writing     (Webinar Recording) / Materials (PDF)
December 15, 2016 – Fall Window Wrap Up     (Webinar Recording) / Materials (PDF)
January 19, 2017 – Instructional Resources and Winter Window     (Webinar Recording) / Materials (PDF)
February 10, 2017 – Spring Window     (Webinar Recording) / Materials (PDF)
March 16, 2017 – Spring Window     (Webinar Recording) / Materials (PDF)
April 20, 2017 – DLM Resources     (Webinar Recording) / Materials (PDF)

Special Education Assessment Listserv

The Special Education Assessment Listserv is used to send out information about standard, assessments, and professional development for students with disabilities.

This listserv has information about the general and the general assessment with and without accommodation for students with disabilities as well as information about the alternate assessment for students with disabilities.

To sign up, send this information:
Subject line: KAA Listserv
Body of message: Email address, First Name, Last Name, USD Number, USD Name, Work Phone Number
Send to this address: bstrohm@ksde.org

You should get a confirmation email within 10 days.

Assessment Coordinator
Lee Jones
(785) 296-4349

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Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979

Assistant Director

Branden Johnson
(785) 296-2078

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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