6 Standard Setting

The standard-setting process for the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessment System in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics derived cut points for describing student achievement relative to four performance levels based on results from the 2014–2015 DLM alternate assessments. For a description of the process, including the development of policy performance level descriptors, the four-day standard setting meeting, follow-up evaluation of impact data and cut points, and specification of grade- and content-specific performance level descriptors, see Chapter 6 of the 2014–2015 Technical Manual—Integrated Model (Dynamic Learning Maps Consortium, 2016).