ATLAS promotes learning by creating accessible and academically rigorous technology-based learning and assessment systems. The center serves students with disabilities, struggling learners, and teachers through several projects focused on improving student outcomes. Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) is the center’s primary assessment system, designed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. I-SMART (Innovations in Science Map, Assessment, and Report Technologies) is a four-year research project that seeks to increase science achievement through rigorous assessments for students with disabilities and other struggling learners. ATLAS also develops and delivers customized alternate assessments for individual states. ATLAS’s 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.


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