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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.

For information about Kansas and Dynamic Learning Maps please contact Cary Rogers at crogers@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 2019-20
Meetings begin at 3 pm.

August 22, 2019 What do I need to do to get ready for the fall test window?
September 19, 2019 How do I write instructional plans?
October 17, 2019 DLM resources – How do I prepare my students for the DLM?
December 5, 2019 DLM fall test window wrap-up – What needs to be finished by Dec 20?
February 13, 2020 DLM spring window
April 30, 2020 DLM wrap-up – What needs to be finished by May 15?

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: crogers@ksde.org

You should get a confirmation email within 10 days.

Assessment Coordinator
Lee Jones
(785) 296-4349

DLM Consultant
Cary Rogers
(785) 296-0916

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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
Curricular Standards/Graduation
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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