Dynamic Learning Maps
Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessment supports student learning and measures what students with the most significant cognitive disabilities know and can do in the content areas of English language arts, mathematics and science.
January 2021 - Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Training
- DLM Registration Process 2020-2021
- DLM District Training Flyer
- DLM Training for District Test Coordinators - PowerPoint Presentation
- DLM Training for Teachers - PowerPoint Presentation
New Hampshire Statewide Assessments
All New Hampshire public school students participate in the statewide assessment.The alternate assessment is intended only for those students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.To determine if a student meets the participation criteria for the alternate assessment, the student's IEP team reviews and completes the Accommodations and Alternate Assessment Decision Making Worksheet. Evidence of this decision-making process must be maintained by the school and made available during assessment monitoring.
What grade levels are assessed for the DLM alternate assessment?
- Grades 3-8 and 11 are assessed in English language arts and mathematics
- Grade 5, 8 and 11 are assessed in science
- DLM Accessibility Manual 2020-2021
- DLM New Hampshire Administration Calendar 2020-21
- DLM-New Hampshire webpage
District and Building Test Coordinators
- 2020-2021 District Test Coordinator List for Kite Educator Portal
- 2020-2021 Building Test Coordinator List (public charter schools & out-of-district schools/private providers)
- Updates needed for the District or Building Test Coordinator list? Please contact Michelle Gauthier at [email protected]
New Hampshire Statutes, State Laws and Federal Regulations
- New Hampshire Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities, Ed 1100
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Non-Regulatory Guidance: Alternate Achievement Standards for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities
- Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA): Alternate Assessments for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities (see Section 1111(b)(2)(D), page 27)
1% Cap on Participation in the Alternate Assessment
No more than 1% of students may participate in the alternate assessment in the grades assessed for each content area. This ESSA requirement took effect starting with the 2017-2018 school year. States exceeding 1% may request a waiver to the United States Department of Education. As part of the waiver request, states must demonstrate at least 95% of all students and 95% of all students with disabilities participated in the required statewide assessments.
- Strategies for Meeting the 1% State-Level Cap on Participation in the Alternate Assessment. Thurlow, M., & Lazarus, S. (2017, April). Strategies for meeting the 1% state-level cap on participation in the alternate assessment (NCEO Brief #12). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, National Center on Educational Outcomes.