Special Education Accommodations and Modifications Accommodation vs. Modification Accommodation 1. Accommodations do not alter the content of assignments, the content (TEKS) assessed, nor does it give students an unfair advantage. EXAMPLES •Preferentially seating a child •Additional time to complete an assignment •Reading questions •Let students answer questions out loud •Additional preparation before the work OR the test •Present the information to students in a different way (visually, orally, etc) Modifications 1. Modifications actually alter what a student is expected to do or give them an alternative assignment to the one completed by the majority of students. EXAMPLES •Reduced amount of work (do only the odd-numbered problems) •Alternative information/Lower level of blooms (completely different skill or content) •Alternative product (student presents his/her knowledge in a completely different way) Why Do We Use Them??? • Modifications and Accommodations are used to help students with special needs access content that is appropriate for their grade level, or as decided by the IEP. How To Read An ERF Follow along on your sample set. ERFs will always include 1. Goals and objectives 2. Accommodations and Modifications 3. Testing Page 4. Behavior Intervention Plan Classroom Accommodations and Modifications Refer to your Packets. Testing Differences • Sheet is attached in packet. Links to Graphic Organizers • http://www.saisd.net/admin/newtech/testing/coordinator.htm STAAR Supplemental Aids • Math Supplemental Aids • Social Studies Supplemental Aids • Reading Supplemental Aids • Writing Supplemental Aids • Science Supplemental Aids TAKS Supplemental Aids (Exit Level Only) • ELA Supplemental Aids • Math Supplemental Aids • Social Studies Supplemental Aids • Science Supplemental Aids Students with special needs are not just lazy!!!! Some students with special needs have been taught undesirable school behaviors early on but, its up to us to break them. Don’t give up on them!