Assessment Accommodations: Still an IEP Team Decision
week, Commissioner McQueen emailed directors with this important reminder. In
response to feedback and questions we have been receiving, we want to address
confusion about assessment accommodations.
TNReady has every accommodation feature that TCAP tests have provided in the
past— as well as additional tools. No student will be denied access to an
allowable accommodation that is part of his or her IEP.
Please review this chart (here), which provides examples of accommodations available
on state assessments. Additional information about accommodations, as well as
other resources, is located on the department’s website (here).
for Parents to Know:
MUST be agreed to and in place and in use BEFORE the assessments begin.
An accommodation cannot be provided that has not been included in
the student’s IEP.
- Parents may need
to ask for an IEP Team Meeting to discuss accommodations.
- Be cautious
about agreeing to remove an accommodation from the IEP unless there it is
truly not needed.
- As always,
accommodations are driven by student’s needs NOT by what any team member
perceives TNReady or Easy IEP will or will not ALLOW.
is working to schedule a webinar to address this topic. Stay tuned for more
information. Email TNReady questions to TNReady.Questions@tn.gov or contact
your local STEP Team member with questions at (800) 280-7837 or
Español (800) 975-2919.
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