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 Assessment Timeline (PDF)
Parent Information Brochure about DLM (PDF) Spanish (PDF)
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Fact Sheet (PDF)
Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessment Instructionally Embedded Assessments English Language Arts and Mathematics Comparison Chart – Current to Updated For Teachers (PDF)
Transition to the Updated Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment for 2019-2020 (PDF)
For information about Kansas and Dynamic Learning Maps please contact Cary Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
You should get a confirmation email within 10 days.
Assessments Quick Links Menu:
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) & Essential Elements
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
- International Assessments
Timeline for Reports and Collections
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The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)
To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations regarding accessibility please contact the Office of General Counsel by email or at 785-296-3204.