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U

Unintelligible Speech


Speech that cannot be understood by the listener.



Universal Design for Learning (UDL)


UDL provides a blueprint for creating flexible goals, methods, materials, and assessments that accommodate learner differences. A universally-designed curriculum offers the following: multiple means of representation to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge, multiple means of action and expression to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know, and multiple means of engagement to tap into learners’ interests, challenge them appropriately, and motivate them to learn.



Universal Screening


Brief assessment of all students in the school to identify which students are not proficient relative to specified benchmarks (standard that corresponds with successful outcomes in the future), indicating that they are at risk for potential difficulties in language arts, mathematics, behavior, or other domains.



UPS


The package delivery service used to deliver and return Short Term Loan kits.