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ERIC Number: ED565777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 86
Abstractor: ERIC
Accommodations: Assisting Students with Disabilities. Third Edition
Beech, Marty
Florida Department of Education
This document updates "Accommodations: Assisting Students with Disabilities. A Guide for Educators," published by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) in 2003. This document is written to assist school district personnel and parents when making decisions about the use of accommodations by students with disabilities in instructional situations. The first section includes information about the importance of providing access to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for students with disabilities. This section also describes legal requirements and eligibility considerations, along with a framework for making decisions about accommodations. The second section presents an explanation of four categories of accommodations and related student characteristics. As appropriate, accommodations allowed on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® (FCAT), the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® 2.0 (FCAT 2.0), and the Florida Alternate Assessment (FAA) are noted. The last section deals with implementing and monitoring the effects of using accommodations. The Appendix includes a quick reference guide to instructional accommodations.
Florida Department of Education. Turlington Building Suite 1514, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399. Tel: 850-245-0505; Fax: 850-245-9667; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS); Florida State University, Learning Systems Institute (LSI)
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
IES Cited: ED558163