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Essential Elements & Learning Map Resources

Learning Map Resources

Guide to the Foundational Area of the Learning Map (pdf)
Foundational Maps, All Grades (pdf)

Essential Elements Selection Records

Teachers may use these progress-monitoring documents to record the Essential Elements chosen for instruction for a student. These documents use the Integrated Model blueprint as a foundation. EEs are organized by grade and conceptual area.

›  Math Selection Records (docx)

›  ELA Selection Records (docx)

Tested Essential Elements

Currently tested Essential Elements for ELA
Currently tested Essential Elements for Math
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 for ELA (pdf)
Complete list of Essential Elements for Math (pdf)
PDFs containing comprehensive lists of all Essential Elements currently part of the Dynamic Learning Maps® learning map model
Professional Development Modules Supporting Essential Elements (xlsx)
These tables (one tab each for Math and ELA) cross-reference specific professional development modules to Essential Elements. This gives teachers the ability to further enhance instruction on specific Essential Elements.

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Mathematics

Mathematics Materials Collections List for Fall 2017 Instructionally Embedded Assessment (pdf) 09/01
          List of common mathematics materials by grade, including materials to use with alternate test forms for                        students with visual impairments    
Mathematics Materials Collections List for Spring 2018 Assessment (pdf) Check back Spring 2018
          List of common mathematics materials by grade, including materials to use with alternate test forms for                        students with visual impairments    
Math Glossary (pdf)
Summarizes the terms used in mathematics assessments

English Language Arts

English Language Arts Materials Collections List for Fall 2017 Instructionally Embedded Assessment (pdf) 09/01
          List of common mathematics materials by grade, including materials to use with alternate test forms for                        students with visual impairments 
English Language Arts Materials Collections List for Spring 2018 Assessment (pdf) Check back Spring 2018
          List of common ELA materials by grade, including materials to use with alternate test forms for students with                visual impairments 
DLM Familiar Texts Used in Integrated Model Testlets
Webpage with links to familiar texts used in assessments. Texts may be downloaded and used in instruction
Writing Testlet FAQ for Fall 2017 Instructionally Embedded Window (pdf)
        Frequently Asked Questions regarding administering DLM® writing testlets during the fall assessment
Writing Testlet FAQ for Spring 2018 (pdf) 
        Frequently Asked Questions regarding administering DLM® writing testlets during the spring assessment
Writing Testlet Video 
A video walkthrough of DLM writing testlets
 

Assessment Administration Resources

Guide to Practice Activities and Released Testlets (pdf)
About Testlet Information Pages (pdf) 9/13
        An overview of TIPs

Sample Testlet Information Pages New 8/28
Samples show information and format of TIPs

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