Tuesday, May 28, 2013

PARCC - incorporating UDL principals

Worth a read is Katie Novak's recent blog entitled "Even the PARCC Does UDL" -

"Standardized assessments are finally catching up with UDL! The PARCC Draft Accommodations Manual was just released, and although it is “pre-decisional” (p.2), it includes “universally designed” (p.5) supports that will help all students demonstrate their knowledge and skills on the assessment."

The intended accommodations and technology scaffolds embedded in design of the test fulfill two of the guiding principals of UDL "multiple means of representation" and "multiple means of presentation".

You can download a copy of the Draft Accommodations Manual here.

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