Definition of Accommodation
A support provided to help a student fully access the
regular education curriculum (the ordinary subject matter or content being
taught in regular math, science, language arts, etc.).
An accommodation does not change the
content of what is being taught (for example, the student still reads Moby
Dick, but perhaps also listens to the audio version, or has the chapters
divided into smaller units with review questions to ensure comprehension).
The student completes the same curriculum as general education students.
Accommodations help the student reach the same "bar" (standards
or expectations) as general education students.
generally provided for students
who do not qualify for “special education” services.
Students on a "504" or "District Service" plan usually
receive interventions in the form of accommodations.