Accommodations do not alter the content of assignments, give students an unfair advantage or in the case of assessments, change what a test measures.
They do make it possible for students with LD to show what they know without being impeded by their disability.
Here are some examples of possible accommodations for an IEP team to consider, broken into six categories: School assignments and tests completed with accommodations should be graded the same way as those completed without accommodations.
After all, accommodations are meant to "level the playing field," provide equal and ready access to the task at hand, and not meant to provide an undue advantage to the user.
Selecting and monitoring the effectiveness of accommodations should be an ongoing process, and changes (with involvement of students, parents and educators) should be made as often as needed.
Let’s discuss some ideas on how we can use accommodations and modifications to make learning easier for students with LEP.
When assessing your ESL students, be sure that you’re clear on exactly what it is that you want them to demonstrate.