Accommodations: Instructional and Testing Supports for Students with Disabilities
Perspectives & Resources
By completing this module’s Perspectives & Resources section and reviewing its accompanying activities, you will be able to:
- Distinguish accommodations from modifications and instructional strategies/interventions
- Describe how instructional and testing accommodations help students with disabilities gain access to the general education curriculum and to assessments
- Understand the responsibilities of the IEP team, including the role of teachers, for making accommodation decisions for students with disabilities
- Select appropriate accommodations that address barriers presented by a student’s disabilities and take into account her or his learning goals
- Identify how teachers can ensure that students receive the greatest (maximum) benefit from accommodations
- Use objective data to determine an accommodation’s effectiveness
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
The DEC Recommended Practices are designed to help improve the learning outcomes of young children (birth through age five) who have or who are at-risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Please note that, because the IRIS Center has not yet developed resources aligned with DEC Topic 8: Transition, that topic is not currently listed on this page.
- INS5. Practitioners embed instruction within and across routines, activities, and environments to provide contextually relevant learning opportunities.
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 4: Assessment
- 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
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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