About the Consortium

The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Consortium is made up of state departments of education who use and develop the DLM Alternate Assessment system.

DLM assessments are computer-based and accessible to students with significant cognitive disabilities for whom general state assessments are not appropriate, even with accommodations. DLM assessments offer students in grades three through high school a way to show what they know and can do.

Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas, a part of the Achievement and Assessment Institute, facilitates the DLM Consortium in partnership with the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The project was initially funded in 2010 by a five-year General Supervision Enhancement Grant from the United States Department of Education. The Consortium funds ongoing development of assessments, technology, professional development, research, and assessment administration


map of the United States with consortium states highlighted



States joining the DLM Consortium choose to participate in the assessment for English language arts and mathematics, science only, or all three subjects. Current members of the Consortium are highlighted in the map above.

State Member Representatives

Educators, professionals, and academic institutions with questions about state issues or partnerships should contact their state governing board member.

Contact Information

For technical assistance with issues including, but not limited to, DLM assessment administration, file uploads, required test administrator training, or password assistance, contact the Kite Service Desk at:

Kite Service Desk
P: 855-277-9751

For general questions about the Dynamic Learning Maps project, contact ATLAS at:

1122 West Campus Rd
JRP Hall Room 431
Lawrence, KS 66045
P: 785-864-7093
F: 785-864-3566