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Alternate Academic Achievement Standards Resources

This page has been created to share resources with educators who have students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The resources have been created for the Essential Elements and the Dynamic Learning Maps. 


Resources for helping parents and families understand the Essential Elements and the Dynamic Learning Maps Assessment Results:

Baseline checklists were developed to help teachers determine which skills from the Essential Elements their students with the most significant cognitive disabilities can perform and at which performance level. The checklists are not required but rather are tools to help teachers when planning for individual student instruction. The checklists can also be used to assist IEP teams with decisions about which set of academic standards the student’s instruction would be aligned with- the Wisconsin Academic Standards or the Wisconsin Essential Elements.

English Language Arts

Mathematics

These modules have been developed to provide professional development for educators working with students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. It focuses on teaching and learning in the areas of English language arts, mathematics and science, while also providing important information regarding components of the Dynamic Learning Map® system. The modules on this site are part of the instructional professional development system.

DLM Self-Directed Professional Development Modules

Thanks to the leadership and generosity of Iowa, the DLM Essential Elements have been unpacked by a team of educators in Iowa with the guidance of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies. Iowa is also a part of the DLM consortium and uses the Essential Elements.

As an integrated discipline, English language arts provides opportunities to use specifics skills throughout all aspects of student learning. These vertical alignment resources were created to help educators see what ELA standards-based instruction can look like in the classroom.

  1. DLM Essential Elements for ELA: Standards Progression Chart - Reading Foundations Skills
  2. DLM Essential Elements for ELA: Standards Progression Chart – Listening
  3. DLM Essential Elements for ELA: Standards Progression Chart – Reading Informational Text
  4. DLM Essential Elements for ELA: Standards Progression Chart – Reading Literature
  5. DLM Essential Elements for ELA: Standards Progression Chart – Speaking and Listening
  6. DLM Essential Elements for ELA: Standards Progression Chart – Writing

Additional Resources:

  1. Crosswalk of Wisconsin Essential Elements for Science
  2. Additional Research and Information about ELA
  3. Additional Research and Information about Mathematics
  4. Guidance for Determining Participation in General Education Standards and Curriculum
For questions about this information, contact DPI Sped Team (608) 266-1781