An instructional accommodation is an adaptation or change that provides the student with access to the general education content and environments. Accommodations do not change the nature of the task or the performance required. Accommodations change "how" a student learns the material, demonstrates knowledge, or participates in the educational setting. This is different from a modification which changes "what" the student learns. Accommodations used for participation in assessments should align as closely as possible to that which is used during instruction.
Determining Supports for Learning and Performance for all Students - Describes the practices and procedures, determined by the IEP team, in the areas of presentation, response, setting, or timing/scheduling that provide equitable access for students with disabilities during instruction and assessment.