School-Based Interventions : Accommodation

Detailed 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.

Accommodations are 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.

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