What is

Learning Accommodations

Learning accomodations are personalized assessment, instructional, and environmental strategies necessary for an individual student to reach curriculum objectives for a course or academic program. Learning accommodations do not change the nature of assignments given, provide an unfair advantage to students in the case of assessments, or change what an assessment, whether formative or summative, measures. Rather, they make it possible for students to show their knowledge in a way that is beneficial for their specific needs.

Learning accomodations can refer to extra time for writing tests and assignments, scribing of answers, using assistive technology, preferential seating, chunking of information, and frequent breaks during assessments.