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Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)

The Dynamic Learning Maps - The Utah's alternate assessment system.  It offers an innovative way for all students with significant cognitive disabilities to demonstrate their learning throughout the school year.

2017-18 DLM Essential Resources: 

Educator Portal Login (link)  |  DLM Utah Resources (link) | DLM Moodle Training Site (link)
Davis District DLM Participation Guidelines (PIE Site)
*2017-18 DLM Update Letter  (.pdf) - Sept 19th

Required Training (Moodle site) - Training Site Link

Before you can get started, you must complete this online training. You can complete this training on your own (self-guided) - Guide to access the Required Test Administrator Training (.pdf) - p.6 shows you how to login | p.13-25 walks you through the training.  Study Guide/Quiz Key (.pdf)

2017-18 DLM Implementation Timeline:

September 2017 - Educator Portal is open.
September 2017 - Moodle Required Training Site is open. (Deadline: Nov 15th) 
September 11, 2017 – Start Completing the Security Agreement, Access Profile (PNP) & First Contact Surveys (Deadline: March 11th)
Oct – March 12 - Yearly DLM Training (can be complete as self-guided at any time)
     Returning Teachers - Jan 11 - FS-CAN Meeting - DLM Training for Returning Teachers
     1st Time Test Administrators - Jan 24 - 8:30am - 12:00p
Sept 20- Feb 28 - Optional ITI (Instructionally Embedded Assessment)
March 12 – June 8, 2018 - Required Spring Window opens for DLM End of Year & UAA Assessment

Required Spring 2018 - Quick Reference Instructions/Helps:
  • TAM (Test Administration Manual) | EPUG (Educator Portal User Guide) - These sections of the TAM and EPUG have easy to follow how-to steps and pictures for administering the DLM.
    • Complete the Access Profile “PNP” | TAM pp 34  | EPUG pp 31-42
    • Complete the First Contact Survey | TAM pp 35-36 | EPUG pp 42-50
  • Manage Spring (End of Year) Assessments TAM pp. 75-80 | EPUG pp. 51-58  (Window Opens March 12th)
Helpful DLM Videos
DLM Educator Resource Page YE:

Visit Page - Helpful Resources including video examples & Tested EE's. There are also Assessment Administration Resources such as: Familiar Texts in ELA Testlets, terms used in mathematics assessments, lists of common materials by grade, additional training on writing testlets and FAQ resources.

Essential Elements:
  • Currently Tested Essential Elements - Lists of PDFs for each Essential Element available for assessment in 2017–18. These PDFs provide the nodes at each linkage level and a mini-map that shows the pathways between the nodes.
  • Complete list of Essential Elements - PDFs containing comprehensive lists of all Essential Elements currently part of the Dynamic Learning Maps® learning map model
  • Vertical Alignments of Essential Elelments (EEs)
  • USBE Assessment Resources Page (link)
2017-18 Blueprints

The range of Essential Elements (EEs) that will be assessed during the DLM 2017-18 assessment windows.  These are the Grade-level instructions on which EEs you are to use to create instructional plans for each student during the optional instructionally embedded testing window. (Organized by Grade-Level)
                        Spring 2018 Blueprint ELA YE - pool of available ELA EEs
                        Spring 2018 Blueprint Math YE - pool of available Math EE’s


KITE Client Software downloads for Windows, Mac, iPad & Chromebooks - Teachers the software is different this year and new versions need to be installed.  Please put in an STS service request in encore ASAP so that STSs will which computers will need the Kite Client software for testing. STS info (.pdf)

2017 UAA Tools:

UAA Manual (.pdf) - The UAA is the Alternate ELA & Math Assessment for grades 1-2 and the Alternate Science Assessment for grades 4-11
2018 UAA Score Entry Instructions - New Encore (.pdf) | 
UAA Testing Window - March 12 – June 8, 2018

Fall 2017 - Optional Testing - Quick Reference Instructions/Helps:
  • TAM (Test Administration Manual) | EPUG (Educator Portal User Guide) - These sections of the TAM and EPUG have really great how-to steps and pictures to walk you through the process
    • Complete the Access Profile “PNP” pp 35-36  | EPUG pp 29-40
    • Complete the First Contact Survey pp 36-37 | EPUG pp 41-50
  • Using the Instructional Tools Interface (ITI)  | EPUG pp 61-74 (Optional Window Closed)
    • Create an Instructional Plan | EPUG pp 61-65
    • Confirm an Instructional Plan | EPUG pp 65-67
    • View Instructional Plan History | EPUG pp 68-69
    • Print Instructional Plan History | EPUG pp 70-72
    • Cancel an Instructional Plan | EPUG pp 72-74
    • Cancel a confirmed Instructional Plan | EPUG pp 74
  • Manage Assessments
    • View Student Username and Password EPUG pp 68 (on Instructional Plan History)
    • Retrieve Testlet Information Page pp 68
    • KITE “Tester" User Guide | TAM pp 89-96
    • Glossary | TAM pp 97-99
2015-16 Old Archive:

Update Letter March 15, 2016 (.pdf)
Update Letter - November 11th, 2015 (.pdf)
DLM Delayed until Nov 5th 2015 - See Announcement (.pdf)  

2014-15 Old Archive:

DSD-DLM March 5th Update Letter (.pdf) - Who Takes What??
DSD-DLM January 13th Update Letter (.pdf)