Tuesday, 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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

DLM staff explored the relationship between DLM academic achievement standards and postsecondary opportunities for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
The results of the study conducted in 2019-2020 found that students with significant cognitive disabilities who meet the DLM academic achievement standards have the academic skills necessary for pursing postsecondary education or competitive integrated employment.
A technical report outlining the study’s findings can be found here.

Monday, August 3, 2020

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.
You now have more control to add new degrees and certifications, tell us your areas of interest, and complete event forms. Our new platform also helps us connect educational experts, like you, with others from across the country. Connecting field experts helps shape the work we do for students. 

Existing ATLAS Community Members
If you completed the ATLAS Event Recruitment Survey, we set up your personal profile in the new platform. Get involved in ATLAS events by updating your personal profile today! 

  1. Click here to create your password. 
  2. Login to your personal profile and connect with ATLAS events! 

New ATLAS Community Members
Create your personal profile and join the ATLAS Community today!
Bookmark the ATLAS Community page to stay informed of ATLAS and DLM events and update your personal profile. Keep your personal ATLAS profile updated, and we will help connect you with ATLAS opportunities. 

If you have any questions, contact us via email at!


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

DLM staff packaged professional development modules into 5- and 10-hour segments to help educators dive deeper into specific areas such as students working at the Initial Precursor linkage level, reading and writing instruction, and early mathematics. Check out the packages at

Tuesday, July 14, 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!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Did you know that our 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!


Friday, May 22, 2020

Looking for some help supporting learning at home? Check out the module on Writing Information and Explanation Texts at the following link. Learn to help students learn to select topics and write to share information or explain what they know about them.

Writing Information and Explanation Texts


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Looking for some help supporting learning at home? Check out the module on Getting Started with Narrative Writing at the following link. Learn to help students identify topics and write about familiar experiences.

Getting Started with Narrative Writing


Friday, May 15, 2020

Did you complete the module on Measuring and Comparing Lengths? Check out this Pinterest board for more teaching ideas.

Measuring and Comparing Lengths


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Looking for some help supporting learning at home? Check out the module on Measuring and Comparing Lengths at the following link. Learn how to teach about length, comparing and measuring units, and using of number lines and rulers in measurement.

Measuring and Comparing Lengths