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Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment Consortium


The Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment System is an instructionally relevant system that supports student learning and measures what students with significant cognitive disabilities know and can do. The system uses the DLM Essential Elements to support the design of individualized experiences for each student by presenting questions and tasks that are appropriate for a student’s needs and abilities.

  • Dynamic Learning Maps - This website provides user manuals, videos, training and educator resources, etc.

2018 Testing Window for Dynamic Learning Maps: March 13 - June 8, 2018

Dynamic Learning Maps Fall Training (October/November 2017) Training Materials:

2017-2018 Decision Making Worksheet - Participation of Students with Disabilities in Statewide Assessment Word document

As of the 2017-18 school year, New Hampshire will provide the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) alternate assessments in English language arts, mathematics and science. On August 23 2017, the DLM contract was approved by the Governor and Executive Council through July 31, 2018, with the option to renew.

  • All of the alternate assessments (ELA, mathematics and science) will be summative assessments
  • Alternate assessment portfolios in science are no longer required as part of the statewide assessment
  • Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will be assessed in English language arts and mathematics
  • Students in grades 5, 8 and 11 will be assessed in science

New Hampshire Science Alternate Learning Progressions Assessment (NH ALPs) - former science alternate assessment. Contract expired June 30, 2017.

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