Educational Accommodations, Modifications, and Curriculum
Accommodations and modifications are put in place via an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to help ensure that a student can access the curriculum and make progress throughout the school year. Check out these resources to learn about what kinds of accommodations and modifications are available, the differences between them, how they may affect a student's ability to work toward a diploma, how they can help make a classroom more inclusive, and more.
How are accommodations and modifications different?
An accommodation adjusts how a student learns, while a modification adjusts what they learn. An accommodation can address how a student is provided with information, how much time they’re given to complete work, how they will show content mastery, and what supports they will use to access content (for example, an audio version of written material). Conversely, “adjusting expectations on the grade level content standards and assignments to have less breadth, depth, or complexity would be considered a modification,” explains Ricki Sabia, J.D. You can read more about accommodations vs. modifications in this article.
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