2 Content Structures

Learning map models are a key feature of the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessment System and inform other components, including the Essential Elements, conceptual areas, claims, and the assessment blueprints. For a description of the process used to develop content structures for the DLM assessments, including the detailed work necessary to establish and refine the DLM maps in light of the Common Core State Standards and the needs of the student population, see Chapter 2 of the 2021–2022 Technical Manual—Instructionally Embedded Model (Dynamic Learning Maps Consortium, 2022).