2015-07-07 14:46:25Uncategorized

Definition: A change in the way a test or assessment is administered or responded to by the student. Categorized by setting, timing, scheduling, presentation, and method of responding.

Why it matters: Accommodations are required by law (IDEA, NCLB).

Example of use: Putting materials in braille for a student that is blind or giving extra time on a reading test for a student with a learning disability.


Farah, Y. N. (2013). Through Another’s eyes: Modification or accommodation in standardized testing? Gifted Child Today, 36(3), 209-212.

Niebling, B. C., & Elliott, S. N. (2005). Testing accommodations and inclusive assessment practices. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 31(1), 1-6. doi:10.1177/073724770503100101

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