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ERIC Number: EJ899371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1938-727X
Achieving Systemic Change with Universal Design for Learning and Digital Content
Ender, Karen E.; Kinney, Barbara J.; Penrod, William M.; Bauder, Debra K.; Simmons, Thomas
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, v4 n1 p115-129 Fall 2007
Systemic change may be achieved through a combination of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles in instructional delivery, the integration of accessible digital materials, and the use of state-of-the-art technology tools. To demonstrate this premise, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) partnered with the University of Louisville to develop a statewide initiative that addresses the implementation of UDL. This initiative included accessibility to statewide accountability testing (CATS), digitized text system, and UDL model schools. The Kentucky Model demonstrates how systemic change can be achieved through the combination of several parts. After consideration of all factors, the authors conclude that there was an overall positive systemic change for the majority of the model schools included in the project. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky