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					Special Education Accommodations
         and Modifications
  Accommodation vs. Modification
     Accommodation                                  Modifications
   1. Accommodations do not alter the        1. Modifications actually alter what a
   content of assignments, the content         student is expected to do or give them
(TEKS) assessed, nor does it give students      an alternative assignment to the one
          an unfair advantage.                      completed by the majority of
                                                              students.
               EXAMPLES
      •Preferentially seating a child                       EXAMPLES
    •Additional time to complete an          •Reduced amount of work (do only the
               assignment                           odd-numbered problems)
           •Reading questions                •Alternative information/Lower level of
•Let students answer questions out loud       blooms (completely different skill or
•Additional preparation before the work                      content)
               OR the test                   •Alternative product (student presents
•Present the information to students in a      his/her knowledge in a completely
    different way (visually, orally, etc)                 different way)
     Why Do We Use Them???
• Modifications and Accommodations are used
   to help students with special needs access
   content that is appropriate for their grade
         level, or as decided by the IEP.
          How To Read An ERF
Follow along on your sample set.

           ERFs will always include
           1. Goals and objectives
    2. Accommodations and Modifications
               3. Testing Page
        4. Behavior Intervention Plan
Classroom Accommodations and
         Modifications




     Refer to your Packets.
 Testing Differences
• Sheet is attached in packet.
        Links to Graphic Organizers
• http://www.saisd.net/admin/newtech/testing/coordinator.htm

STAAR Supplemental Aids
• Math Supplemental Aids
• Social Studies Supplemental Aids
• Reading Supplemental Aids
• Writing Supplemental Aids
• Science Supplemental Aids

TAKS Supplemental Aids (Exit Level Only)
• ELA Supplemental Aids
• Math Supplemental Aids
• Social Studies Supplemental Aids
• Science Supplemental Aids
  Students with special needs are not
              just lazy!!!!




Some students with special needs have been taught
undesirable school behaviors early on but, its up to
    us to break them. Don’t give up on them!

				
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