School-Based Interventions : Modification

Detailed 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 changed.

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”).

Close window