Webinar (Adobe Connect) / Powerpoint (PDF) / Resources (PDF) / Q&A and other Materials (PDF)
The DLM® project is guided by the core belief that all students should have access to challenging grade-level content. The 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.
Essential Elements are grade-level-specific expectations about what students with the most significant cognitive disabilities should know and be able to do. Essential Elements are related to college- and career-readiness standards for students in the general population at a reduced depth, breadth, and complexity.
Tools and Resources for IEP teams
Tools and Resources for Test Coordinators
For information about Kansas and Dynamic Learning Maps please contact Cary Rogers at email@example.com
DLM Training Webinar (Vimeo link) / Slides (PDF)
Kansas Student Information Sheet (Word)
Alternate Assessment Participation Monitoring (PDF)
DLM Red Flags Fact Sheet (PDF)
The KSDE SETS team will continue to provide communication for special education teachers administering the DLM during school year 2023-2024. Communication will occur via an online meeting platform using Zoom. Participants will be asked to log in to view and download materials and engage with presenters. There will be opportunities for questions and the webinars will be recorded for future reference or for those unable to attend. The recordings will be posted on the KSDE website.
Brad Schwartz will produce the webinars and provide technical support as needed.
Meeting ID: 897 7927 3623
One tap mobile: +13462487799,,89779273623#,,,,,,0#,,947213# US (Houston)
August 24, 2023: What do I need to do to get ready for the fall test window? (Vimeo) / Slides (PDF)
September 14, 2023: How do I write instructional plans? (Prerecorded – can be accessed from Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) & Essential Elements)
October 12, 2023: DLM resources – How do I prepare my students for the DLM?
December 7, 2023: DLM fall test window wrap-up – What needs to be finished by Dec 22?
February 8, 2024: DLM spring window
April 11, 2024: DLM wrap-up – What needs to be finished by April 26?
August 31, 2023: Assessment of Early Literacy Skills (Vimeo) / Slides (PDF)
September 7, 2023: Alphabet Knowledge and Phonological Awareness / Slides (PDF)
September 21, 2023: Shared and Independent Reading
October 19, 2023: Predictable Chart Writing and Independent Writing
Webinar Dates and Topics (external link)
August 25, 2022 (Vimeo)What do I need to do to get ready for the fall test window? Slides (PDF)
September 15, 2022 – How do I write instructional plans? Slides (PDF)
October 13, 2022 – DLM resources – How do I prepare my students for the DLM? Slides (PDF)
December 1, 2022 – DLM fall test window wrap-up – What needs to be finished by Dec 16? Slides (PDF)
February 9, 2023 – DLM spring window Slides (PDF)
April 13, 2023 – DLM wrap-up – What needs to be finished by April 28 Slides (PDF)
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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