Special Education Accommodations and Modifications

Report
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!

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