ATLAS' primary assessment system, Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessments System, is designed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. DLM assessments are available in English language arts, mathematics, and science and are administered in 19 states. ATLAS also develops and delivers customized alternate assessments in social studies for individual states.
ATLAS partners with the Kansas State Department of Education to provide the Kansas Assessment Program, including general summative assessments in English language arts, mathematics, and science, to support educators and policymakers in evaluating student learning and to meet the requirements for federal and state accountability. The Kansas Assessment Program also includes interim academic assessments, the Kansas English Language Proficiency Assessment (KELPA), and the Career Pathways Assessment System (cPass®), which provides assessments to test high school students’ readiness for technical training or entry into the workforce.
ATLAS’ learning map models, assessment design, and teacher resources are informed by the center’s research projects and by innovations in psychometrics that support the measurement of map-based learning. ATLAS fosters partnerships with diverse organizations that share our focus and commitment.