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Instructional accommodations are one means by which schools can help students with disabilities access grade level standards. They are supports to help a student achieve a standard. Accommodations change how students learn within the framework of the CCSS, but do not change what students learn.
The Council of Chief State School Officers provides advice on the selection and use of instructional accommodations in their Accessibility Manual. In it, they delineate a 5 step decision making process to assist in developing frameworks that ensure accessibility. Additionally, the CCSSO provide the following student level questions that would be useful for IEP teams to consider in planning for accommodations (2016, p. 37):
It is important that the IEP team consider the instructional accommodations that are appropriate for a student at least annually. In that discussion, the team should plan for the accommodation's use, including:
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