The purpose of the UDL AA-AAS Evaluation Tool is to apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to the design and administration of state alternate assessments based on alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAS). The Evaluation Tool is intended to be used while reviewing documentation in state manuals, such as Test Administration Manuals, Teacher's Guides, etc. The Tool could also be used to help guide assessment item development. The UDL AA-AAS Evaluation Tool is organized by the three principles of UDL : (1) provide multiple means of representation , (2) provide multiple means of action and expression, and (3) provide multiple means of engagement .
The UDL AA-AAS Evaluation Tool is designed to provide supports and scaffolds for reviewing state alternate assessment materials. The Tool could also be used to help guide assessment development. This Tool is organized according to the three principles of UDL using a hierarchy of Principles, Guidelines, and Checkpoints . Users may conduct their evaluation and write or record findings into the tool creating a findings report about your own state assessment.