IDEA now states that students with disabilities should have as much involvement in the general curriculum as possible.
This means that, if a child is receiving instruction in the general curriculum, he or she could take the same standardized test that the school district or state gives to nondisabled children.
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If the IEP team decides that a child needs a particular modification or accommodation, this information must be included in the IEP.
Supports are also available for those who work with the child, to help them help that child be successful.
He is in a regular 8th grade class that is team-taught by a general education teacher and a special education teacher.Accordingly, a child’s IEP must include all modifications or accommodations that the child needs so that he or she can participate in state or district-wide assessments.The IEP team can decide that a particular test is not appropriate for a child.Program accommodations and modifications are available to children who receive services under IDEA or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.For many students with disabilities—and for many without—the key to success in the classroom lies in having appropriate adaptations, accommodations, and modifications made to the instruction and other classroom activities.
Team members talk about the child’s needs, the curriculum, and school routine, and openly explore all options to make sure the right supports for the specific child are included.