DLM News

Exciting New Resources Using DLM Familiar Texts

DLM Familiar Text lesson plans are now available for teachers to use during instruction. Each plan includes a familiar text and focuses on early symbolic communication. These plans help students identify objects, express personal preferences, and respond to “Yes” or “No” questions during shared r…

Tennessee Joins the DLM Alternate Assessment

Tennessee has joined the DLM consortium as the seventh instructionally embedded state. With the addition of Tennessee, DLM alternate assessments serve students in 22 states. Tennessee students will take DLM assessments for English language arts and mathematics.

DLM Reaches New Milestone

At the close of the spring 2023 testing window, students had taken more than 2 million DLM testlets.

The DLM Alternate Assessment System is a technology-based assessment system designed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The assessment is delivered in grades 3–…

Science education experts review Essential Elements

ATLAS is bringing together special education and science education experts from around the country to review new drafts of science Essential Elements for the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) alternate assessment.

Dynamic Learning Maps Create Path to Success

An educator expert panel identified a range of postsecondary opportunities for students who meet the DLM achievement standards, including employment with wages and benefits similar to those without disabilities who perform the same work.

New Publication by DLM Staff

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 2020-2…

New Publication by DLM Staff

DLM staff explored the relationship between DLM academic achievement standards and postsecondary opportunities for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

ATLAS and DLM New Event Recruitment Platform

Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS), home of the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM) Alternate Assessment System, updated the way we inform you of upcoming events.

DLM Professional Development Module Revisions for 2020

DLM PD modules are being revised in batches through fall 2020. The DLM Claims and Conceptual Areas and DLM Essential Elements Overview modules are revised and available now under the DLM Fundamentals drop-down list at the following link!

Readtopia Free Units Available

Did you know that ATLAS' own Karen Erickson is a lead editor & author of Readtopia? It is aligned with DLM Essential Elements in ELA and mathematics. There are two complete units being offered for free right now!