Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
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Access for ALL uPAR Tour Session 1 of a 2 Part Series

August 31, 2022 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Universal Protocol for Accommodations in Reading uPAR is based on the work of Dr. Denise DeCoste and Linda Bastiani Wilson, authors of the widely embraced PAR (Protocol for Accommodations in Reading). Relying on subjective judgment, teachers are no better than chance, at determining when a student needs a read-aloud accommodation (Fuchs & Fuchs 2001).  

According to the CAST Universal Design for Learning Framework all students benefit from multiple means of representation.  The uPAR from Don Johnston is a quick screening that allows teachers to determine if students comprehend best when text is read silently by the student, read aloud by a human voice, or read aloud by a digital voice. The data then can be shared with students to provide feedback on how they best comprehend information.  During the second session, participants will analyze classroom and individual student uPAR data. 

The Access for All Project collected the following data during the 2022-23 school year. 

2022-23 Access for All UPAR data 76% of students benefited from read aloud accomodations
UPAR 2022-23 of 1755 students 76% of students benefited from read-aloud accommodations to support 


Learning Objectives

Participants will: 

  • review the educator instructions for creating a uPAR Protocol

  • create a uPAR protocol 

  • analyze classroom summary uPAR data

  • examine and discuss individual uPAR student data

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Time August 31, 2022 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Check In at 3:20
Format Meet Online
1.0 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Provider(s) Infinitec
Instruction within Inclusive Learning Environments
Contact Cindy Malone
Trainer Cindy Malone, M.A. , CCC. SLP Kansas Infinitec AT Facilitator & Trainer and Brandon Bean Special Education Teacher and Access for ALL Liaison
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