• Accommodations

    Accommodations are changes in how a student accesses the curriculum and demonstrates learning.  Accommodations do not reduce learning expectations, rather, they reduce or eliminate the effects of their disability. 

    Timing/Scheduling Accommodations:

    Change the length of time for assignments, projects and tests to be completed.

    • Extended time on tasks (tests, homework, etc.)
    • Scheduled breaks

    Setting Accommodations:

    Change the location in which instruction is given or the conditions of the setting.

    • Preferential seating in order to reduce distractions
    • Student takes a test or works on an assignment in a small group setting

    Presentation Accommodations:

    Allows students to access instructional materials in ways that do not require them to visually read standard print. These alternate modes of access include visual, tactile, auditory, and a combination of visual and auditory.

    • Audiobooks
    • Visual cues, prompts and schedules
    • Braille
    • Large print

    Response Accommodations:

    Allows students to record or organize their work using alternative materials or assistive technology.

    • Scribe
    • Graphic organizer
    • Calculator
    • Note-taker
    • Speech-to-text software



    Modifications change the material, program, standard or curriculum so that the student is able to participate in a meaningful way alongside their peers. 


    • Separate test/quiz
    • Alternative books
    • Shortened spelling test
    • Pass/Fail Grade
    • Grade based on effort
    • Alternative assignment