Testing Accommodations and Modifications -
How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate Use of Accommodations for
Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities -
This manual from the Council of Chief State School Officers details
a five-step plan for use of accommodations in assessments and
provides fact sheets and teacher tools. The five steps are: expect
students with disabilities to achieve grade-level academic content
standards, learn about accommodations for instruction and
assessment, select accommodations for individual students,
administer accommodations, and evaluate and improve accommodations
TN Sevier County Tennessee School System Section 504
of Program Accommodations and Adjustments -
This document contains possible examples of 504 accommodations.
This is intended to be a staff document. The following examples are
not offered as check lists and should never be considered as
all-inclusive or mandatory listings. Rather the following are
examples intended to serve as “starters” for 504 teams designing
accommodation plans that meet a student’s specific needs.
What is Facilitated
communication (FC)? A technique used to help some persons with
limited or no speech to communicate by typing or pointing. A
facilitator provides both physical and emotional support. The
physical support functions as an accommodation for neuro-motor
problems that may interfere with independent pointing, which, over
time, is usually faded. Some users eventually communicate without
any physical contact with their facilitator. (University of Maine,
Grading Students with
Educational Disabilities - The
purpose of this material is to provide the general educator with a
working knowledge of his or her obligations under the IDEA and
Section 504 to provide students with disabilities equal opportunity
to learn and receive a passing grade.
4-legged therapist helps teen learn to socialize, verbalize -
Jim and Laurie Bond say they owe a lot to their
dog, TJ. The couple credit the golden retriever with bringing their 14-year-old
son Jeb out of a shell, transforming him from a loner who seldom communicated
into a more social, active teen.
Introverted Children in Extroverted Schools
Schools are designed to educate the
extroverted majority. They are fast paced, demanding quick
thinking and snappy answers, group brainstorming, adapting
to constant change and the ability to compete.
Extroverts succeed in this environment while introverts
thrive in just the opposite atmosphere.
- Pupils at
Westdene bring water bottles to school.
Word Banks and Calculators: Pete Answers Questions About
Accommodations and Modifications -
Do teachers have to provide the accommodations and modifications
listed in the IEP? Pete answers questions, offers thoughts about
teaching skills v. providing accommodations and modifications,
Diana Hanbury King and Helen Keller, and his "Big Gripe" about
Accommodations and modifications for college students
- Do colleges have to provide accommodations for disabled
students? Dr. Brown offers advice about dealing with colleges.