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Dynamic Learning Maps® Alternate Assessment

We provide an instructionally relevant assessment and report assessment results to help guide instruction.

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Test Updates

January 26, 2021

This is a reminder for test administrators to prepare for the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) alternate assessment spring window for the 2020–2021 academic year. Test administrators must complete the steps in the following list before administering the assessment to students:

November 2, 2020

Live Chat support with the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Service Desk is now available in Kite® Educator Portal. The Live Chat method of asking questions is supported by the same skilled Service Desk staff who answer phone calls and emails.

DLM News

March 23, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic caused changes in instruction and assessment nationwide. These changes impact the defensible reporting of results. DLM staff explored several instruction and assessment scenarios. They examined how each scenario may inform decisions about scoring and reporting for the 2020-2021 year. Check out the project brief to learn more.

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ATLAS and DLM: A Road Map for Student Learning

DLM® staff collaborated with the Ruby Van Meter School and partners at the Iowa Department of Education to create this video. Featured at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) convention, the video highlights the significance of map-based assessments like ours.