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 (PDF)
Kansas Alternate Assessment Flow Chart (PDF)
DLM Testing Schedule 2018-2019 (PDF)
DLM Assessment Timeline (PDF)
Parent Information Brochure about DLM (PDF) Spanish (PDF)
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Fact Sheet (PDF)
DLM Test Administrator Checklist (PDF)
For information about Kansas and Dynamic Learning Maps please contact Cary Rogers at email@example.com
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 2018-19
Meetings begin at 3 pm.
August 15, 2018 What do I need to do to get ready for the fall test window? Materials (PDF)
September 24, 2018 How do I write instructional plans? Materials (PDF)
October 2, 2018 DLM resources – How do I prepare my students for the DLM? Powerpoint (PDF) / Practice Testlets Usernames and Passwords (PDF)
December 11, 2018 DLM fall test window wrap-up – What should I have finished by Dec 18?
January 3, 2019 DLM winter test window – What do I need to do now?
February 5, 2019 DLM instructionally embedded assessment wrap-up – Did I complete the blueprint requirements?
March 13, 2019 DLM spring window – What’s different?
April 9, 2019 DLM wrap-up – Am I finished yet?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
You should get a confirmation email within 10 days.
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