Dynamic Learning Maps assessment for students with cognitive disabilities.
The display shows the percentage of students achieving at the following levels on the DLM alternative assessment.
Dark orange - The student demonstrates emerging understanding of and ability to apply content knowledge and skills
Light orange- The student’s understanding of and ability to apply targeted content knowledge and skills is approaching the target.
Light green - The student’s understanding of and ability to apply content knowledge and skills represented is at target.
Dark green - The student demonstrates advanced understanding of and ability to apply targeted content knowledge and skills
Select the subject you want to view by clicking English Language Arts (ELA) or Math.
The display can be customized for more detailed information. Select Grades & Demographics on the horizontal menu near the top of the display. To view this information for a previous year, each individual grade, or a demographic group, click on any of the drop down menus in the gray area. Click the box next to your selections. Then click the blue Add button. Mouse over any square in the color key and that performance level will be highlighted.
Note: If a student group has fewer than 10 students, no information is displayed.
Dynamic Learning Maps™ (DLM) alternative assessments offer students with significant cognitive disabilities a way to show what they know and can do in a manner which differs from the traditional multiple choice tests. Assessments are based on a learning map—a map that shows different paths a student might take to learn new academic skills.e
Targets are based on Essential Elements (EEs) for English Language Arts and Mathematics. EEs are specific statements of knowledge and skills linked to the grade-level expectations identified in college and career readiness standards. EEs build a bridge from content standards to academic expectations for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.
Results of the assessments help teachers to plan individualized experiences for each student by creating lessons and actvities that are appropriate for a student’s needs and abilities.