Psychometric Considerations for Learning Maps-Based Assessments

February 1, 2019


Four things to think about when creating and scoring an operational learning-maps based assessment.


February 22, 2019


2:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Lawrence, KS


EPSY 896, University of Kansas

Learning map models are a type of cognitive model composed of multiple interconnected learning targets and other critical knowledge and skills. The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessment System uses learning maps models as the basis for assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities. The DLM maps and corresponding assessments provide access to multiple and alternate routes to achieving the learning targets, making it more inclusive for learners with various disabilities. However, the unique approach and design of the assessment system designed to maximize accessibility also poses unique psychometric challenges. In this presentation, we will discuss (1) the DLM assessment design; (2) the diagnostic classification model used to score the assessment; (3) approaches to empirically evaluating the map structures including future directions for data collection; and (4) results from research conducted on teachers’ interpretations of diagnostic assessment results.

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Posted on:
February 1, 2019
2 minute read, 336 words
lecture psychometrics
See Also:
Technical Evidence for Diagnostic Assessments
ATLAS Report Branding
Empirical Methods for Evaluating Maps