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Access to the general education curriculum refers to the education and participation of students with disabilities in the academic, extracurricular, and other activities of the schools they attend. It also refers to their progress in the general education curriculum, which occurs through the adaptation of the curriculum (what students learn) and modification of the methods of instruction (how students learn) (Nolet and McLaughlin, 2005).
Accommodations are made to allow a student access to the general education curriculum and demonstrate learning. Accommodations do not change the instructional level of the curriculum or the performance criteria (Pierangelo & Giuliani, 2007).
With accommodations, the students ...