Friday, April 24, 2020

Did you complete the module on Predictable Chart Writing? Learn more about using this strategy with beginning communicators at Project Core.

Predictable Chart Writing
Project Core

Thursday, April 23, 2020

This curated list of resources from NYC Schools are designed to support your child when at home.
You will find social stories, visual aids, at home tips for speech, occupational therapy, and physical therapy at the following link.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Looking for some help supporting learning at home?
Check out the module on Predictable Chart Writing at the following link. Learn about a shared writing activity for students who are learning to read and write.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Did you complete the module on Ten-Frames? Check out the Pinterest board for more ideas on using ten-frames.
The Power of Ten-Frames

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Looking for some help supporting learning at home? Check out the module on The Power of Ten-Frames at the following link. Learn to use a ten frame as a tool to help students move beyond counting to compose and decompose numbers.

The Power of Ten-Frames

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Amy Clark and Meagan Karvonen, Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems leadership, recently published an article in an Educational Assessment special issue describing the validation approach used with the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessment System. They focus on claims and sources of evidence unique to alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards and the DLM Alternate Assessment System design. Select the link below to learn more! 


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Jake Thompson, Amy Clark, and Brooke Nash, members of Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) staff, recently published an article exploring a method for estimating reliability at multiple levels of reporting for diagnostic mastery classifications. Drs. Thompson, Clark, and Nash describe an approach to reliability that facilitates the estimation of reliability for individual attributes, as well as aggregated groupings of attributes. These methods were demonstrated for DLM diagnostic assessment results. Access the full article at the following link

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Dr. Meagan Karvonen and Amy Clark, members of Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) staff, have recently published an article exploring what is known about the population of students with significant cognitive disabilities who are also English language learners. Dr. Karvonen and Dr. Clark analyzed data from 16 states that participated in the DLM alternate assessment during the 2016-17 academic year to improve understanding and identification of student needs. Access the full article by clicking the following link: 

Friday, March 8, 2019

We are pleased to share this video of ATLAS (Center for Accessible Teaching, Learning and Assessment Systems, at the University of Kansas), which showcases Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) students, testing, and staff. The video was featured during this year’s Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) convention.

DLM staff are grateful for the support of Ruby Van Meter School and Emily Thatcher, our long-time partner at the Iowa Department of Education, for helping in the creation of this video.

For more information on ATLAS at the University of Kansas, under which the DLM assessments operate, visit

Learn more about CEC at

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Consortium is facilitated in part by ATLAS (Accessible Teaching Learning & Assessment Systems) at the University of Kansas. To increase awareness of the relationship between DLM and other ATLAS projects, we’ve added new links to the footers of each ATLAS site. The Other ATLAS Sites section includes links to the websites of ATLAS and the projects under the ATLAS umbrella. Visit these sites to learn more about ATLAS, I-SMART, and other upcoming projects!