Universal Design, Accessibility, Bias, and Sensitivity Considerations

Assessment items and tasks are designed to accurately evaluate students' knowledge, skills, and abilities. The Smarter Balanced system of assessment has considered universal design, accessibility, bias, and sensitivity throughout the process of developing assessment items and tasks. In this presentation, viewers are provided with detailed information about:

  • concepts of universal design and accessible assessment
  • application of these concepts to Smarter Balanced item development and review
  • issues of bias and sensitivity
  • effect of bias and sensitivity on quality of items and tasks

The presentation is available in the following formats: