Universal Design Applied to Large Scale Assessments

This paper proposes that assessments based on universal design principles offer a promising approach to providing optimal, standardized assessment conditions for all students, giving each student a comparable opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the standards being tested. The purpose of this paper is to explore the development of universal design and to consider its application to large scale assessments.

This resource is a part of the Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students With Disabilities (2004, archived)