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Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)

For the 2014-2015 school year, the alternate assessment for English Language Arts and Mathematics is changing to a new assessment system called the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM).  The state of New Jersey and 16 other states have been working with the University of Kansas to develop and implement the new assessment system.  Periodically, the Department of Education will send updates to Chief School Administrators in order to help districts prepare for next year for this new online computer-based assessment.  The DLM Essential Elements, skill statements used for instruction and assessment, are currently available and accessible via the DLM website and the link below.   All districts are asked to regularly check the DLM website for available information including test design, technology requirements, professional development modules, and assessment timelines for 2013-2014 field testing and 2014-2015 operational testing.  For information on the DLM and other topics, go to

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