Publications & Resources

Accommodations for Students With Disabilities: A Teacher’s Guide

Aug 1999

Ann M. Mastergeorge and Judy N. Miyoshi

This guidebook provides teachers with important information and practical tools to implement the use of accommodations for students with disabilities in the classroom. As teachers know, accommodation use should be aligned with classroom instruction, classroom testing, and large-scale assessment. This is a task easier said than done. This guidebook has been designed to do just that: to make the task of using accommodations easier for teachers to implement. As a part of the educational reform movement, increasing the participation of students with disabilities in large-scale testing will provide accountability for student assessment outcomes. It is clear that these outcomes will have consequences for both standards and the curriculum, and what is expected of students in the classroom. Links from students’ IEPs to classroom instruction and to testing will become routine events and, most important, students with disabilities will no longer be invisible in large-scale assessments.

Mastergeorge, A. M., & Miyoshi, J. N. (1999). Accommodations for students with disabilities: A teacher’s guide (CSE Report 508). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).