Using Assessment to Inform Web-Resource Selection: Development of the URP-WR

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,2
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. recognize practical applications of usability assessment.
  2. become familiar with the initial development of the URP-WR.
  3. understand the importance of selecting web-resources using objective indicators of quality.


As technology use increases, so too does the use of web-based resources. This presentation outlines the development of the Usage Rating Profile, Web-Resource (UPR-WR), an assessment of web-resource usability. The URP-WR seeks to better inform school psychologist and other educators as they seek out, evaluate, and utilize web-based resources. Content validation and exploratory factor analysis extracted four factors: plausibility, acceptability, appearance, and systems support. Extracted factors demonstrated acceptable reliability estimates and levels of social validity.



Nina R. Mandracchia, University of California, Riverside
Wesley A. Sims, University of California, Riverside
Melissa Klaib, University of California, Riverside
Sarah Panameno, University of California, Riverside


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