Professional development to improve accommodations decisions | A review of the literature

Teachers play an important role in making decisions about students’ accommodations for instruction and assessment. Although teachers are a significant part of the decision-making process, ‘gaps’ in teachers’ accommodations knowledge are well documented. One possible solution is to provide online professional development for teachers.This resource from the National Center on Educational Outcomes reviews the characteristics of high-quality … [Read more...]

Accommodations in the math or science classroom

Students with disabilities struggle with many barriers in their academic career. Teachers also struggle with ways to help these students learn. Making some small accommodations in the classroom can help significantly. Visit SciTrain's accommodations section, which identifies academic areas in which students face barriers (i.e., classroom, computers, math, laboratory, and distance education), coupled with ways for teachers to help their students using … [Read more...]

Accommodations and modifications: Wait, they’re not the same?

by Kori Hamilton and Elizabeth Kessler, professional special educator and NICHCY advisor Being able to provide ample opportunities for success to all students requires a clear understanding of the needs of each individual student. Every student has a unique learning style, and some students require more help than others. Students who receive special education services have a plan in place to identify the type of support(s) that’s needed. One … [Read more...]

Accommodations: Instructional and testing supports for students with disabilities

Accommodations: Instructional and Testing Supports for Students with Disabilities is a professional development and training module for educators. The module provides an overview of accommodations for students with disabilities. (posted April 24, 2013) … [Read more...]

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