The record is made up of all the evidence and arguments presented at the hearing. Oralevidence includes testimony from witnesses and written evidence includes exhibits and other documents. The opening and closing statements and questions asked of witnesses and their answers are tape recorded by the ALJ.
Although not part of the evidence, the opening and closing statements are also included in the record. You are entitled to receive a copy of the tape recording after a decision is issued if you ask for it. [34 C.F.R. Secs. 300.512(a)(3) & (4)(c)(3); Cal. Ed. Code Sec. 56505(e)(4).]