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Rebecca McVey
McKenzie Reply-Modifications
Wed Jun 17, 2015 22:56
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McKenzie, to my knowledge, students by law MUST receive any modifications listed in their IEP. This applies for tests as informal as unit tests in then classroom to as formal as an EOG or another state mandated test. Some of these modifications include the use of a scribe, read alouds, and extended time. I have heard so many different circumstances where students only received these modifications on test day, and had no clue how to use them. It is so important that students know exactly what to expect so that they can take full advantages of the resources available to them.
Has anyone ever experienced this, children not knowing how to use their modifications, or maybe not even receiving them?

  • Re: Modifications Q? - McKenzi Davis, Wed Jun 17 16:47
    Dr. Koppenhaver, As never having a disability I have never had to go through testing modifications, or really any major modifications (to my knowledge) of any sort I was wondering how modifications... more
    • re: modifications - koppenhaverd, Thu Jun 18 10:56
      You special education majors know far more about this than I do. As far as I know if a child's IEP lays out modifications, the child has a legal right to them in class and during any testing. Some... more
    • good question - Megan Rembert, Thu Jun 18 06:35
      I know for a student I had in 3rd grade, he had on his IEP a modification for writing saying that if he got frustrated, he could have a scribe write for him and I think this was true for anything he... more
    • McKenzie Reply-Modifications - Rebecca McVey, Wed Jun 17 22:56
      • I Heard.... - Jean Milton, Thu Jun 18 22:00
        When I was doing an assignment that required a records review I noticed that one of the students had large print and read aloud on all of their testing. I put that in the back of my mind until I sat... more
      • Re - McKenzi Davis, Thu Jun 18 09:48
        I have never seen or been aware of any modifications that were made for any students on test days so I cannot address your question. But, what a shame for students to have modifications and not... more
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