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North Dakota joins Dynamic Learning Maps

LAWRENCE, Kans. —North Dakota becomes the 17th state to join the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium (DLM), a multistate initiative developing an instructionally embedded, instructionally relevant, computer-based assessment designed to help students learn.  July 2013 >>

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Alaska joins Dynamic Learning Maps

Lawrence, Kans. — Alaska becomes the 16th state to join the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium, a multi-state initiative developing a computer-based assessment designed to more validly measure what students with significant cognitive disabilities know and can do.  July 2013 >>

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Illinois has joined the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium.

Lawrence, Kans. — With the addition of Illinois, the DLM Consortium, led by the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE) at the University of Kansas, now comprises 15 member states: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. May 2013 >>

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New associate director joins Dynamic Learning Maps

Lawrence, Kans. — The Dynamic Learning Maps project has added a new associate director, Meagan Karvonen, Ph.D., a long-time researcher in the field of alternate assessments. Beginning this spring on a limited basis, she will join the project full-time in June.
April 2013 >>

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Teachers providing valuable input during DLM development

Lawrence, Kan. — Hundreds of teachers across the country have provided their insights and expertise during ongoing development of the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment System (DLM-AAS).
March 2013 >>

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Vermont joins Dynamic Learning Maps

Lawrence, Kan. — It joins the DLM Consortium’s 13 other states: Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
January 2013 >>

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DLM staff to present at TASH conference

Four Dynamic Learning Maps project staff members are participating in the 2012 TASH conference in California in November 2012. TASH is a disability advocacy organization that advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities.
November 2012 >>

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Learning Map Special Educator Review

Kansas City, Mo. — The developing Dynamic Learning Map, the foundation of the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment System, went through the next step in its validation process during a Special Educator Review in June 2012.
June 2012 >>

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CETE unveils world’s largest learning map

Vancouver, B.C. — Likened to the human genome project for education, a visual representation of the world’s largest learning map has been unveiled. The 30-feet-long by 6-feet-wide map made of lightweight fabric contains more than 3,000 skills students should master by high school graduation and more than 5,000 pathways between skills.
April 2012 >>

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6–12 Educators review the developing learning map for the first time

Kansas City, Mo. — The second Learning Map Educator Panel Review was held January 10th–11th, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo. Members of the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium got their first chance to see the learning maps for grades 6–12. The first panel review in September 2011 viewed the learning maps for grades K–5.
January – February 2012 >>

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K–5 Educators review the developing learning map for the first time

Kansas City, Mo. — Members of DLM held the first Learning Map Educator Panel Review September 29th–30th in Kansas City, Mo. The meeting was an important milestone in the development of the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment System (DLM-AAS), as invited educators had their first look at the learning maps for grades K–5.
September – October 2011 >>

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DLM Governance Committee meets in Orlando

July – August 2011 >>

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Work is under way on the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment System

Kansas City, Mo. — The Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium (DLM), met in late April and early May at the Airport Hilton for the first of a series of meetings to discuss and develop alternate educational standards.
April – May 2011 >>