Assessment: Multiple Means of Action & Expression

“Learners have the choice of avenue to show what they know for evaluations. They can submit their work in a variety of formats: written, oral, podcast, PowerPoint presentation, video, concept map, etc. Their goal is to ensure that their content covers all the aspects outlined in the evaluation rubric.”

– Roberta Thomson (McGill University)

UDL is a framework that can facilitate the design of assessments which are accessible to a wide variety of students from the outset simultaneously respecting academic standards and without changing the difficulty of the assessment (Burgstahler, 2008 ). Explore how course instructors can create assessments that are accessible and flexible enough in format and representation to provide a diverse student population with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge without compromising academic rigor.

Find resources to investigate:

  • Accessible Assessment – explore some practical and management tips for creating more accessible assessment measures
  • Choice of Assessment – consider options for assessing student knowledge acquisition
  • Rubrics  – develop rubrics that help students understand expectations

See practical examples of UDL implementation: UDL in Action.