Assessments are a critical component of the students’ learning experience but rarely looked at through a lens of EDI. There is clear research that show that test formats and restrictions impact marginalized and underrepresented student groups resulting in lower academic performance (Tai et al, 2022).
In this workshop, participants will be challenged to consider the ability biases associated with exam and test designs. They will consider how exam designs may negatively impact students based on gender, race, country of origin, mental health, or disability. UDL-inspired exam practices will be presented as well as alternative assessment practices.