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Thursday, March 28 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
UDL Reporting Criteria: Your Trusted Companion for UDL Research and Implementation

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Overview of the UDL Reporting Criteria
This two-part session will introduce the UDL Reporting Criteria (UDL RC), developed by the
UDL-IRN Research Committee workgroup in 2017-2018, and describe how they can be used to
design, implement, and evaluate UDL-based practices and studies. We will describe the
development and purpose of the UDL RC and present the results of a pilot study applying the
UDL RCs to existing literature. This session will highlight how the UDL RC can be used by
researchers, practitioners, journal reviewers and editors. Participants will be invited to provide
feedback on the RCs for consideration by the UDL-IRN Research Committee.

Evaluating the UDL RC with existing K-12 literature
​In the second part of this session, we will present the results of a pilot study undertaken to
apply and evaluate the criteria. A team of researchers applied the criteria to a set of existing
studies and discussed how they defined each element. We sought to evaluate the usability of
the RC by applying them to published studies of UDL in order to develop a shared
understanding and interpretation of the criteria. We will present results from this pilot study
and discuss implications for users of the UDL RCs. We will highlight key issues of definition
and interpretation when criteria are used in practice. We will also discuss implications of the
RC for practitioners, researchers, and editors who use the UDL RCs.

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Kavita Rao

Associate Professor, University of Hawai‘i
Kavita Rao is an associate professor at College of Education, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her research focuses on instructional and assistive technology, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), online learning for non-traditional students, and technology-related strategies for... Read More →
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Sean Smith

Professor, University of Kansas
Sean serves as a Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas where he has collaborated on a number of national projects focused on technology innovations. Aligning technology application within the Universal Design for Learning Framework, Sean has contributed to the... Read More →
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Anya Evmenova

Associate Professor, George Mason University
Anya S. Evmenova is an Associate Professor in the Division of Special Education and Disability Research at the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. She teaches courses in research methods, special education, assistive technology, and UDL. Her primary... Read More →

Thursday March 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
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