EL AA Spring Assessment
The DLM Aligned K-6 Literacy Alternate Assessment is comprised of six scales that reflect the knowledge, skills, and understandings required by the assessment blueprint. Each scale captures development from early foundational skills through target skills at the kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade level. Each of the scales has a single outcome statement associated with it that reflects the combined set of knowledge, skills, and expectations students should acquire across the seven grade levels. Each of the 18 points on the scale has a description that links to the Learning Map in English Language Arts created by the DLM Alternate Assessment Consortium.
The DLM Aligned K-6 Early Literacy Alternate Assessment is intended to be a naturalistic assessment of emergent and early literacy development for students with significant cognitive disabilities. It should be used as an integrated part of everyday instruction with data collection focused on a variety of work samples, photos, anecdotal notes, frequency counts, and other traditional data collection techniques. The DLM Aligned K-6 Early Literacy Alternate Assessment is combined into a single assessment to address the fact that students with the most significant cognitive disabilities will progress at dramatically different rates. Specific grade level targets are identified for each of the seven grade levels, but the assessment is designed to track progress across rather within grade levels.
For additional information of the Early Literacy Alternate Assessment please visit Iowa's Alternate Assessments for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities.