Accommodations and Modifications
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.
Change the length of time for assignments, projects and tests to be completed.
- Extended time on tasks (tests, homework, etc.)
- Scheduled breaks
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
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.
- Visual cues, prompts and schedules
- Large print
Allows students to record or organize their work using alternative materials or assistive technology.
- Graphic organizer
- 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