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Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS)

Improving the learning landscape for all students.


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ATLAS promotes learning and improved outcomes for all students.

We create technology-based learning and assessment systems that are accessible and academically rigorous. Our center serves all students, including students with disabilities and struggling learners, as well as their educators.


LAWRENCE — Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessments Systems (ATLAS) has teamed up with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) on a $2.5 million grant project to develop an innovative assessment model that provides students opportunities to demonstrate knowledge

Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) launched in August 2017 with one operational assessment, one grant project, and about 50 staff members.

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ATLAS is bringing together special education and science education experts from around the country to review new drafts of science Essential Elements for the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) alternate assessment. DLM computer-based assessments are accessible to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, for whom general state assessments are not appropriate, even with accommodations.