UDL Tips for Assessments
Learn how the UDL framework can be use to design and reflect on assessments.
Explore this article to identify how the UDL framework encourages "assessment by design" and what this means for educators. Referencing a book, Assessment in special and inclusive education by Salvia, J., Ysseldyke, J.E. & Bolt, S. (2009), this resource offers ten (10) tips on how to embed UDL guidelines and principles into the design of assessments. Questions to ask yourself and consider are also provided within each tip.
Salvia, J., Ysseldyke, J.E. & Bolt, S. (2009). Assessment in special and inclusive education. (11th edition). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
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May 19, 2022
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UDL Tips for AssessmentDocument Summary:
In CAST’s Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice, assessment is defined as “the process of gathering information about a learner’s performance to make educational decisions” (Salvia & Ysseldyke, 2009). Universal Design for Learning (UDL) encourages “assessment by design,” but what does that mean specifically for educators?