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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

August 20, 2021

To support iOS 15, the Kite Student Portal iPad application must be updated to version 8.0.1 prior to testing. You are required to update the app if you plan to update the testing device to iOS 15.

The application will update automatically unless this feature has been disabled on the device.

August 5, 2021

The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) website has a new look! The user-friendly design has filters and search features that make finding resources easy and efficient. Visit the updated DLM website at dynamiclearningmaps.org.

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.