Definition of Modification
A change to the general education curriculum or other
subject content being taught. Teaching strategies are modified so that the material is presented
differently, and/or the expectations of what the student will master are
Modifications may "lower the bar" or standards required
of the student (for example, a student might be allowed to read a shorter,
or more simplified version of Moby Dick). Students receiving "special
education" often receive modifications to adjust the required subject
content based on their disability.
Modifications are provided for students
whose needs for “special education” are documented in an “Individualized
Educational Plan” (“IEP”).