Accommodations and Modifications
Accommodations and modifications are techniques used by special educators to ensure that students with disabilities can access the core curriculum in general education classrooms (e.g., Castagnera, Fisher, Rodifer, Sax, & Frey, 2003). An accommodation is a change made to the teaching or testing procedures to provide a student with access to information and to create an equal opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and skills. Accommodations do not change the instructional level, content, or performance criteria for meeting the standards. Examples of accommodations include enlarging print, Braille versions, oral versions of tests, and using calculators. A modification is a change in what a student is expected to learn and/or demonstrate. Although a student may be working on modified course content, the subject area remains the same as the rest of the class. Modifications vary according to the situation. Listed below are four modification techniques:
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