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1 Debbie Matthews Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)

2 Kansas State Department of Education Materials Teachers will Need  All information at -  Participation Guidelines  DLM English Language Arts Integrated Assessment Model  DLM Mathematics Integrated Assessment Model Blueprint  And the Essential Elements on the Educator Resource page that have live links, so can’t be downloaded.

3 Kansas State Department of Education Students and Teachers need to be uploaded to DLM by October 1, 2014  Teachers after October 1, 2014 can complete the First Contact Survey if the student is new or review previously completed surveys  Teachers after October 1, 2014 can complete the PNP if the student is new or review previous PNP for students

4 Kansas State Department of Education Resources All testing information is at the new DLM website at  Then, go to assessments at the top of the page and in the drop down, menu click on operational testing  Then, go to the bottom of the page to select states and choose Kansas Remember Teachers are called Test Administrators

5 Kansas State Department of Education Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)  NOW, Teachers need to pick their Essential Elements (EEs, which are links to the standards) for their students using the: DLM English Language Arts Integrated Assessment Model Blueprint DLM Mathematics Integrated Assessment Model Blueprint  After picking the EEs then teachers can organize their classroom and begin instruction  Teachers will enter the chosen EEs into DLM Educator Portal starting November 10

6 Kansas State Department of Education Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) The First Contact Survey determines the Linkage Level that will be delivered to the student when the student enters the assessment. There are 5 linkage levels:  Successor  Target  Proximal  Distal  Initial Each EE and the nodes at each linkage level are on the Educator Recourse page at ps.org/kansas ps.org/kansas then go to Essential Elements and click on the EE you are choosing and you will see what is on the next slide. This information has live links so it can’t be downloaded.

7 Kansas State Department of Education E SSENTIAL E LEMENT, N ODES, AND M INI -M AP ELA: 3 RD G RADE ELA.EE.RL.3.1 CCSS Grade-Level Standards DLM Essential ElementNode Linkage Progression ELA.RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. ELA.EE.RL.3.1 Answer who and what questions to demonstrate understanding of details in a text. Successor Node: Can answer wh questions about details in a narrative Target Node: Can answer who and what questions about details in a narrative Proximal Precursor: Can identify concrete details in a familiar story (characters, objects) (supporting node) Can answer who and what questions about details in a familiar narrative Distal Precursor: Can identify familiar people, objects, places, and events Initial Precursor: Can pay attention to object characteristics due to language cues

8 Kansas State Department of Education Dynamic Learning Maps NOW  There is required training for test administrators -  The Individual Test Administrative Training is in the Educator Portal  The Facilitated Test Administrative Training is located at

9 Kansas State Department of Education Dynamic Learning Maps Who may be a Test Administrator? A person that completes the Required Test Administrative training. A paraprofessional can be a Test Administrator as long as they have completed the training. The Required Test Administrative training is available now on Dynamic Learning Maps in the Educator Portal

10 Kansas State Department of Education DLM Integrated Model

11 Kansas State Department of Education DLM Integrated Model When thinking of DLM we have to think of it as a formative process, the assessment is a year long process that will involve:  Instruction  Then going into the Instructional Tool Interface weekly to complete testlets, then continue instruction and completing testlets testlets will only be two deep so please limit use of testlets per EE 2x - So you can only test one EE – 2 times in DLM Some EEs may not have any testlets Some EEs will have testlets that have FT on the testlet and that means it is a field test item and can be used

12 Kansas State Department of Education DLM Integrated Model  Beginning On November 10, 2014 teachers will be able to go into DLM and have access to the testlets to assess their students as instruction is occurring  This year the integrated use of testlets in the Instructional Tools Interface will not be used in the students State Assessment Score – this is a year that teachers can explore and get used to using the Instructional Tools Interface weekly or often with their students  Only the final End of Year assessment will be used for the Students State Assessment score in

13 Kansas State Department of Education DLM Integrated Model  As teachers go through that process they are creating many data points for each student across the school year  These many data points, plus a small End of Year Assessment over the EEs that were chosen for that student will be the students State Assessment Score for the year starting in  This type of assessment will also show the growth of the student across the year

14 Kansas State Department of Education DLM Integrated Model End of year testing date is – March 9 – May 15 The End of Year Test The End of Year Test will be a re-assessment of 5 EEs for ELA and 5 EEs in Math. The assessment will randomly select 5 EEs out of the total number of EEs chosen for the student and will use those 5 EEs to assess the student on in the small End of Year Assessment.

15 Kansas State Department of Education Field Tests

16 Kansas State Department of Education DLM Field Tests  There will be 3 Field Tests and Kansas teachers can volunteer their participation of students  DLM still has 6,000 items they need to field test this year so participation will be appreciated  When teachers go into the Instructional Tool Interface and use testlets they might see “FT” on some testlets and those are Field Test testlets

17 Kansas State Department of Education DLM Field Tests DLM Field Tests (Volunteer) October – Field Test A November 10-December 20 – Field Test B January 5–March 6 - Field Test C

18 Kansas State Department of Education Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)  To get all the information you need go to Dynamic Learning Maps  This power point will be located at reerStandardsandAssessmentServices/CSASHome/Ass essments/DynamicLearningMaps(DLM)EssentialElemen ts.aspx reerStandardsandAssessmentServices/CSASHome/Ass essments/DynamicLearningMaps(DLM)EssentialElemen ts.aspx Please contact me with any questions


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