What is an Accommodation?
An accommodations allows a student to complete the same assignment or test as other students, but with a change in the timing, formatting, setting, scheduling, response and/or presentation. The accommodations does not alter in any significant way what the test or assignment measures. The purpose of an accommodation is to provide a student with equal access to learning and an equal opportunity to show what he/she knows and what he/she can do.
What is a Modification?
A modification is an adjustment to an assignment or a test that changes the standard or what the test or assignment is supposed to measure. Examples of possible modifications include a student completing work on part of a standard or student completing an alternate assignment that is more easily achievable that the standard assignment.
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