General Information

  • The Dynamic Learning Maps – Alternate Assessment (DLM-AA) is administered in place of the PSAT/SAT to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities (typically associated with an IQ less than 55). Students participating in the DLM-AA also have deficiencies in communication, self-care, home living, social/interpersonal skills, use of community resources, self-directions, functional academic skills, work leisure, health and safety. Students in grades 9, 10, and 11 are assessed in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Students in grade 11 also complete the Science portion of the DLM-AA instead of the Illinois Science Assessment.

Test Date and Registration

  • 2023-2024 DLM-AA Test Dates and Registration Deadlines:
    March 13 – May 8, 2024
    Students who qualify for the DLM-AA will be notified of their test dates and locations closer to the assessment window.
    No registration is required for this assessment.
    For additional information regarding DLM-AA, please visit the ISBE website.