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uPAR identifies the reading accommodations that are right for each student
Over 50% of students who are reading below grade level can access grade-level text independently with a reading accommodation.* uPAR identifies these students through an automated online process—showing their path to understand text through listening (”ear” reading) compared to traditional “eye” reading. The effect? Students gain access to grade level text for real inclusion outcomes!
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Over 50% of students reading below grade level (many who have dyslexia) can comprehend grade-level text by listening to it read aloud. See how to identify these students.
With a reliable method to identify which students could benefit from read-aloud accommodations, more students can get the supports they need to access grade-level text.
When schools have a process to first identify student needs, and only then deliver tools, they can be confident that the tools will get the right inclusion outcomes.
Helps students gain independent access to the curriculum by showing their reading comprehension abilities with a read aloud accommodation.
Recommendations are based on what each student needs to best understand text.
uPAR grew out of research by Dr. Denise DeCoste and Linda Bastiani Wilson as well as real-world implementation in school districts across North America.
Provides clarity for IEP recommendations including testing accommodations. Data can be printed or saved to include in IEP documentation.
Adoption of uPAR is growing with district and state-level support (where the uPAR process is written into state accessibility requirements).
Less reading passages required than the original version—giving you more accurate data faster with less testing fatigue.
Extra time is the most common testing accommodation. Now uPAR gives you data about extra time to read independently compared listening to text read aloud with a text reader.
Simpler student setup and less reading passages required than the original version—giving you more accurate data faster with lest testing fatigue.
uPAR provides feedback directly to the students during the process and useful data is shared directly with the student—helping them lead their own learning.
uPAR works on all the major platforms including Chromebooks, iPads, PCs, Mags, and Android.
Setup is easy with a variety of supports and configurations such as SSO, Google OUs, Google Classroom classes, Domain licensing, LTI app, and more.
Educators and parents get free access with one or more students set up.
Group of students across a school or district
*Minimum order of 150 licenses
UDL “Domain” Implementation for K-12
* Minimum order required. If you require more than 10,000 licenses contact Sales to discuss pricing tiers.
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