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Christie Stephenson

(405) 522-3246
Christie.Stephenson@sde.ok.gov

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 prohibits schools from excluding students with disabilities from the educational accountability system. The Oklahoma State Department of Education, Special Education Services division is dedicated to ensuring students with disabilities and their unique needs are taken into account as they participate with their peers in the assessment process.

 

Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program (OAAP)

Students with disabilities on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) must be included in all state and district-wide assessments. The IEP team determines annually how the student will participate in state and district-wide assessments - with or without accommodations, or using alternate assessment.  

The Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program (OAAP)  is a component of the Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) and is designed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.  The OAAP mirrors the general assessment system in regards to grade levels and subjects assessed and utilizes the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment System to measure academic content knowledge of students with significant cognitive disabilities. The academic achievement of students participating in the OAAP is measured against alternate achievement standards, which differ in complexity from the achievement standards of the general state assessments. In order to participate in the OAAP, students must require alternate achievement standards in all content areas and must have an IEP containing rigorous, measurable goals that include short-term benchmarks/objectives.  In addition, students must meet the criteria identified in the The Criteria Checklist for Assessing Students with Disabilities on Alternate Assessments and the IEP team must determine an alternate assessment is appropriate for the student.  The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) mandates that no more than 1% of all tested students may participate in an alternate assessment. IEP teams should discuss the accommodations needed for students to participate in the general assessment prior to considering eligibility in the alternate assessment.

In order for a student to participate in the OAAP:

  1. The IEP team must determine annually that the alternate assessment is most appropriate for the student; and
  2. The student must meet the state-established criteria identified in The Criteria Checklist for Assessing Students with Disabilities on Alternate Assessments

 

Grades & Subjects Assessed Through OAAP

Grades and subjects assessed through DLM.

OKLAHOMA DLM WEBPAGE

OAAP Training Registration Links

Registration for live OAAP trainings is open. Topics covered:

  • preparing students for the End-of-Year assessment
  • navigating the Instructional Tools Interface (ITI), and
  • how to utilize the Instructionally Embedded (IE) assessments. 
  • understanding the criteria in The Criteria Checklist for Assessing Students with Disabilities on Alternate Assessments.

This is an optional training and does not substitute for the required online DLM training.

Place

Date & Time

Registration Link

Kiamichi Technology Center

Seminar Center

1301 West Liberty Road

Atoka, OK

October 26, 2017

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Atoka:  October 26, 2017

Tulsa Tech - Lemley Memorial Campus

Career Service Center - Auditorium

3420 South Memorial Drive

Tulsa, OK

October 31, 2017

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Tulsa:  October 31, 2017

Tulsa Tech - Lemley Memorial Campus

Career Service Center - Auditorium

3420 South Memorial Drive

Tulsa, OK

November 1, 2017

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Tulsa:  November 1, 2017

Great Plains Technology Center

Building 100 – Room 118

4500 Southwest Lee Boulevard

Lawton, OK

November 3, 2017

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Lawton:  November 3, 2017

Metro Tech Conference Center

Business Conference Center – Conference Room

1900 Springlake Drive

Oklahoma City, OK

November 7, 2017

1:00 – 2:30 pm

OKC:  November 7, 2017

Metro Tech Conference Center

Metro Tech Conference Center

Business Conference Center – Auditorium

1900 Springlake Drive

Oklahoma City, OK

November 8, 2017

1:00 – 2:30 pm

OKC:  November 8, 2017

High Plains Technology Center

Main Building – Room 201

3921 34th Street

Woodward, OK

November 15, 2017

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Woodward:  November 15, 2017

 

2017-18 OAAP Testing Window

Window Type Dates
DLM End-of-Year (EOY) assessment (required)    March 26 - May 11, 2018
DLM Instructionally Embedded (IE) assessment (optional)    Sept 19, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements for Test Administrators

Information regarding requirements for administrating the OAAP and Moodle accounts can be found here:

 

Additional Alternate Assessment Training Videos, Webexes, and PowerPoints

 

 
 (This training powerpoint does not replace the required online DLM training.)
 

 

OAAP Weekly Updates & Memos

OAAP Weekly Updates and memos contain timely information regarding the state's alternate assessment. OAAP Weekly Updates are disseminated through electronic mailing lists. Please contact Special Education Services at (405) 521-3351 if you wish to subscribe to the mailing list.

 

Assessment System Subjects Resources Training Help Desk

Dynamic Learning Maps

Educator Portal

 

(844)261-6481
DLM-support@ku.edu

 

 

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PearsonAccess Next

 

 

(866) 294-9970
Email Pearson Support

 

DLM Resources 

District-Level Resources for District Test Coordinators and Special Education Directors

  • Educator Portal Help Videos - New, informative videos lasting roughly 1-2 minutes each that demonstrates Educator Portal procedures to help Data Stewards and Assessment Coordinators are now available. These videos cover topics such as adding and editing rosters manually, adding and editing students manually, exiting students manually and more.
  • Educator Portal User Guide -  Identifies Educator Portal procedures to help Data Stewards and Assessment Coordinators.
  • Assessment Coordinator Manual - Contains guidance for preparing district and school staff for testing.
  • Technology Specifications Manual - Identifies the technology needs of the DLM assessment.
  • Data Management Manual - Contains directions for enrolling students, creating/modifying rosters, and removing students.
  • State Organizational Table - Used during the enrollment process; contains school and district identifiers. 
  • District Staff Trainings - Webpage dedicated to district-level staff training.

Resources for Test Administrators

  • DLM Professional Development page - This site was developed to provide professional development for educators working with students with significant cognitive disabilities. It focuses on teaching and learning in the areas of English language arts and mathematics, while also providing important information regarding components of the Dynamic Learning Maps™ system.
  • Educator Resource Page - Webpage containing TIPs and other resources specific to test administration.
  • ELA Familiar Texts - These texts may be downloaded and used in instruction. 
  • Test Administration Manual - Supports Test Administrators in preparing themselves and students for the DLM assessment.
  • Accessibility Manual - Provides guidance on the selection and use of accessibility features.

 

OSDE Resources

Non-Standard Accommodations

  • Click here to view details on OSTP accommodations, including information regarding non-standard accommodations

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Last updated on October 27, 2017