CoAlt and DLM
The Colorado Alternate Assessments (CoAlt) is a standards-based assessment designed specifically for students with significant cognitive disabilities and is meant to provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, educators, parents and the community. The CoAlt assesses a student’s performance in English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.
The CoAlt Science Assessment is administered to students in grades 5 and 8. The CoAlt Social Studies Assessment is administered to students in grades 4 and 7. Both of these assessments are paper/pencil with the test examiner administrating the assessment one on one to the student and then entering their responses online in PearsonAccess.
The CoAlt:DLM English Language Arts and Math Assessment are both computer adaptive assessments with the test examiner administering the assessment one on one to the student. Depending on the student’s level of independence and physical ability, either the student or the test examiner will enter the responses into the computer.
CoAlt Science & Social Studies
CoAlt Eligibility Criteria Worksheet
Supported Performance Scoring Matrix
Selected Response Scoring Matrix
CDE Selected Schools Administering CoAlt Social Studies
CDE Quick Reference Guide for Scoring CoAlt in PearsonAccess Next
CoAlt DLM: English Language Arts & Math
Dynamic Learning Maps Website
CoAlt: DLM Test Administration Training PowerPoint
CoAlt: DLM Test Administration Manual
CoAlt: DLM Accessibility Manual
CoAlt: DLM Guide to Required Training
CoAlt: DLM Guide to Practice Activities and Released Testlets
Dates to Know
2018-19 Administration Dates
CoAlt Science and Social Studies
April 8 - April 26, 2019
DLM English Language Arts & Math
March 18 - April 26, 2019
ARE Hotline: (720) 423-3736