Accommodations: Instructional and Testing Supports for Students with Disabilities

Perspectives & Resources



By completing the entire Perspectives & Resources section and reviewing the accompanying activities, the learner will:

  • Define accommodations
  • Understand how accommodations help students with disabilities gain access to the general education curriculum and assessments
  • Understand the responsibilities of the IEP team for making accommodation decisions for students with disabilities
  • Access resources that support the use of accommodations for students with disabilities


This IRIS Module aligns with the following licensure and program standards and topic areas. Click the arrows below to learn more.

CAEP standards for the accreditation of educators are designed to improve the quality and effectiveness not only of new instructional practitioners but also the evidence-base used to assess those qualities in the classroom.

  • Standard 1: Content and Pedagogical Knowledge

CEC standards encompass a wide range of ethics, standards, and practices created to help guide those who have taken on the crucial role of educating students with disabilities.

  • Standard 3: Curricular Content Knowledge
  • Standard 5: Instructional Planning and Strategies

InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards are designed to help teachers of all grade levels and content areas to prepare their students either for college or for employment following graduation.

  • Standard 2: Learning Differences
  • Standard 6: Assessment
  • Standard 7: Planning for Instruction
  • Standard 8: Instructional Strategies
  • Standard 10: Leadership and Collaboration

NCATE standards are intended to serve as professional guidelines for educators. They also overview the “organizational structures, policies, and procedures” necessary to support them.

  • Standard 1: Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Professional Dispositions

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