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Dynamic Learning Maps Essential Elements

The Dynamic Learning Maps Essential Elements are specific statements of knowledge and skills that are linked to the grade-level specific expectations in the Missouri Learning Standards. The purpose of the Essential Elements (EEs) is to build a bridge from the content in the Missouri Learning Standards to expectations for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The EEs were developed by a group of educators and content specialists from the 12 states who were members of the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium (DLM) in the spring of 2011. Led by Edvantia, Inc., a sub-contractor of DLM, representatives from each state education agency and the educators and content specialists they selected developed the first draft of EEs. Experts in mathematics and English language arts, as well as individuals with expertise in instruction for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities reviewed the documents, and finally Edvantia compiled the information into the version that released in the spring of 2012. The EEs were reviewed extensively by content experts and educators of the most significant cognitive disabled students.

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Essential Elements - ELA Essential Elements - Math
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* NOTE:  The 6/19/2014 version improves the formatting and readability.  NO changes to content have been made.


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